September 26, 2023



Region 10 Councillor gives back to Kwakwani

Councillor Mark Goring poses with Coach Ann Goring and some members of the team

Regional Democratic Councillor, Mark Goring, recently spearheaded an outreach to the sub-district two community of Kwakwani, which saw timely donations being made to Kwakani Basketball Team and the Kwakani Secondary School.

The Kwakwani Basket Ball Team received two sets of basketball uniforms and five balls, which were presented to Coach Ann Gordon. The distribution was made possible from support from JK Enterprise, an overseas base Lindener and Ganshyamahase Sawmill. Goring said, “the excitement among the kids was exceptionally great for their new uniform. I would’ve made this commitment to them on my last visit to Kwakwani, and I followed through.

Also spearheaded by Goring, was the distribution of sanitary napkins and pampers for the community. The sanitary napkins were presented to female students who occupy the dorms of the Kwakwani Secondary school. ‘Sanitary napkins are expensive and our young girls cannot afford it, their menstruation is a part of their growth and as such it is a cost attached to them. We believe sanitary napkins should be free but that’s not the case here, so our group, ‘Three Brothers’, contributed another shipment of sanitary napkins towards the young girls at the dormitories. This initiative started in 2018 and has continued ever since. Some of these sanitary napkins were given to the head teacher of the Kwakwani Secondary School and others were handed over to the Welfare Department in Kwakwani.

Councillor Mark Goring presenting some of the pampers to a community leader

This year the group decided to add pampers to the distribution drive. ‘We know it is a burden for family members caring for their shut-ins, so this was added.” The pampers were distributed to different houses in the community and the others were given to community leaders, to distribute to others in the time of need.