Seeking to address the many social ills plaguing the community of Baramita, Region One, local football coach, Gordon Braithwaite, has begun working with the youths there to find “healthier ways of channeling their anger, frustration and boredom.”
According to a release from the Ministry of Social Protection, which facilitated this engagement, Braithwaite, who is regarded as one of the country’s world class footballers and the “ultimate warrior” in the field, has been working in the community since Thursday.
Already, the interaction has birthed the Baramita Sports Club, which is reportedly being headed by a five-member executive body, which includes the village’s Deputy Toshao, a teacher, police officer, businessman, and a village youth leader.
“I genuinely believe that sports can solve many of the problems facing the people of Baramita, and I look forward to seeing positive changes very soon,” Brathwaite stated.
“From the response that I have gotten, I believe that sports can really help the people of Baramita. The youths have potential and I am glad that the Department of Sport took this initiative to ignite a sports presence in that particular community,” he also said.