The Roxborough Police Youth Club gym is officially open for business. Six months ago, the Club received US $5,000 grant to purchase gym equipment in a bid to promote healthier lifestyles in the rural Tobago community. Today, the grant, obtained through the Digicel Foundation’s Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC) programme has been put to great use.
Headed by Mr. Collis Hazel, the youth club was able to purchase the equipment jumpstarting the opening of the gym, which caters to all age groups. Taking a holistic approach to fitness and wellbeing, the forward-thinking executives of the gym also has on board a dietician who will assist gym members with effective diet and meal plans.
Cindyann Currency, Digicel Foundation’s Senior Project Officer, recently visited the Club to get an update on the project and to tour the new addition of the Police Youth Club’s enterprise. Currency noted, “It’s really a pleasure to see the EPIC grant funding being put to such great use. We’re passionate about partnering with communities to attain sustainable ventures.”
The new gym at the Roxborough Police Youth Club is just one of the revenue streams for the successful Youth Club which was formally established in 2014. Other corporate partners for the EPIC programme include Strictly FX, Rene Sound and Vision and Vantage View Ltd.