NGO continues to spread Christmas cheer

first_imgThe Sunrise Centre, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) came alive on Saturday as the children were treated to a Christmas party, organised by the Guyana Foundation which saw over 200 children in attendance.The Foundation Trustee, Che Jian Ping travelled to Essequibo Coast, where she distributed gifts to children from various villages who are part of the Foundation’s after-school programme.Children were served snacks and drinks along with goodies, compliments of the New Thriving Restaurant. The children also participated in games, singing of carols, and dancing.On Wednesday, a children’s Christmas party was also held at the Health Centre in Mashabo – an Amerindian village across the Ituribisi Lake on the Essequibo Coast.Despite the inclement weather, there were over 100 children who were entertained, and received gifts and party bags for the holiday.The children had their faces painted and enjoyed games such as pinning the tail on the donkey. Each child was rewarded with confectionery for their attempts.Gifts were distributed by the village’s Santa Claus, Deputy Toshao Pliston Charles.The villagers expressed gratitude to the members of the Guyana Foundation for choosing their village to host a Christmas party.According to the NGO, they are looking forward to making it an annual feature.“This was indeed a festive occasion with Christmas carols in the air and so much to eat and drink and the kids clutching unto their gifts and party bags with smiles lighting up their faces. What fun and happiness!”last_img read more