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Ptolemy Reid rehabilitation center receiving FAO assistance

imagesThrough its Telefood project the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)is assisting the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre to cut cost when it comes to sourcing vegetables for meals at the Centre.

This kitchen garden located at the back of the compound’s Carmichael Street location now has in cultivation vegetables such as callaloo, lettuce and tomatoes.

FAO Representative in Guyana, Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul said the project will also teach the children the importance of maintaining a garden that can be used to their advantage.

The institution’s Principal of the Harold Davis Special School said the kitchen garden will allow the children to develop lifelong skills.

He said in spite of their special needs the exposure to practical exercises will stimulate their brain.

The kitchen at the Centre has benefited already from the first harvest during the recent holiday period. A formal presentation of the garden was done on Wednesday morning along with a donation of kitchen utensils worth US two thousand dollars.

The Centre is known for providing rehabilitation services for children with various types of physical and other developmental disabilities.

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