LFU Linden Town Week 2012 receives overwhelming responses
The feeling of accomplishment is in order for the Linden Fund USA(LFU) having recorded with much gratitude and grace, the overwhelming responses to our activities designed to make a significant contribution to the 2012 observances of Linden Town Week.
The executives, board and members of the LFU continue to show its gentility and passion for its home town Linden Guyana. Over the years the show of pride and dedication is evident, however for this year the extent of the response by all sectors has proven that we have been making in-roads.
The activities of 2012 were centered on education; Nursery, Primary, Secondary teachers and school administrators attended this year’s three day Educational Conference in record numbers. The attendees felt that the conference/workshop themed "Challenges Facing Education in the 21st Century," was both timely and necessary.
Over five hundred students from five nursery schools (Canvas City, Central Amelia’s Ward, One Mile, Wismar Hill and Mount Carmel) received backpacks filled with activity books, pencils and crayons- a LFU annual project. The finger-tip-biting, sit-on- the-edge Spelling Bee competition challenged the intellectual skills of 8 Linden Primary school grade six students with Regma emerging winners ahead of St. Adian’s Primary who came in 2nd and Amelia’s Ward Primary at 3rd.
The elderly had their usual treat to the annual luncheon at the Egbert Benjamin Conference Centre, an activity which was done in collaboration with the Linden Municipality and other social groups who hopped on board this year.
For the first time we were successful in executing a forum for men capturing the full participations of officers in the discipline service of Linden. At a LFU reception Ms. Evadney Jordan was honored with the 2012 Lifetime Education Award. In addition, appreciation awards were given to our 2011 Summer Program volunteers; P-CAP program volunteers, Community Service volunteers; Corporations and local organizations were also given. Our partnership with the Women of Mission International (WOMI) put the cream on the pudding resulting in excess of 500 children women and the elderly being treated to a day of nutritional enhancement, inspirational talks and health education.
Our Chairman Dr. Vincent Adams has made an indelible impression on the hearts of the listening ears at the official opening ceremony having delivered a timely message that touch in the political, economical and social well being of the people of Linden and the wider Guyana.
It would be remiss not to mention the historic support of our new and regular local corporate partners in Digicel Guyana, Republic Bank Limited, The Ministry of Natural Resources, Banks DIH Limited, Linden Enterprise Network (LEN), The Bayroc Community Centre and the Linden Concert Hall and School (LICHAS).
We are forever grateful to our teams in the USA, Canada and Guyana who made these activities a success. Here we recognize the team of educators led by the unmatched Dr. Walter Kyte, Dr. Ivy Bakker-Mitchell, Dr. Kelwyn Thomas, Michael Clarke and the LFU secretary; board members Keith Semple, Desmond Bacchus, Gordon Alleyne and Eustace Sammy David, along with members Charmaine Chritchlow, Donna McAllister, Daphny Hall, and Lynette Stuffle. Special thanks to our right hand on the ground in Guyana Cathy Richards and the energetic team of youths, the adult support group of Guyana Dawn Cummings, Dawn Bristol, Deon Anderson, Camille Cummings, Valarie Sharpe, Coretta Braithwaite-Walton, Wanda Richmond, Claudette Johnson, Keane Adams and the many others Lindeners who worked with us this year.