• $4M in stimulus grants for Reg. 8 young entrepreneurs

    Seventy-five (75) young people from the North Pakaraima, Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) received close to $4M in grants to boost their already established businesses which include grocery shops, lumbering, furniture making, to chicken, fish and cattle raring and guest house.

  • $600,000 in grants to boost HEYS businesses in Moraikobai

    Marina Hope is among thousands of highly successful young Indigenous entrepreneurs who are realising life changing experiences as beneficiaries of the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) programme, the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs flagship Youth programme.

  • $650M invested in Reg. 1 youths

    ─ 1,378 trained under HEYS

  • 161 youths to receive business grants

    Some 161 Region 10 youths are to receive business grants totalling over G$8M to aid their small-business ventures as the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) Programme continues to make huge strides countrywide.

  • 49 hinterland youths receive full scholarships

    ― to attend the University of Guyana

  • Baramita students looking to shine a positive light on their community

    news 20170918 2The students of Baramita, Region One, are taking the first step towards changing the negative perspective of their community through education. This was disclosed by Community Development Officer Virgil Ferreira during an interview with the Department of Public Information.

  • HEYS at work – young Shulinab mother becomes entrepreneur

    ─ one of 2,000+ successful hinterland businesses

    ─ $2B+ invested in hinterland youth empowerment since 2016

    ─ “The programme was great because I always wanted to own my own business and I started to receive this little income” – Paulo

  • HEYS making headway in Tiperu

    Villagers from the South Pakaraima, Region 9 (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) community of Tiperu, have been enjoying the successes of the Coalition’s Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) programme.

  • HEYS youth take to joinery, carpentry

    …move touted as a life changer for many

    Youths from the hinterland are optimistic that corporate Guyana and the Government will support their carpentry and joinery efforts, an initiative being undertaken in the ongoing Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) Programme.
    The youth programme which is a one-year initiative is intended to create that enabling environment where youth can become self-sufficient.

  • More empowerment training for youth in 2017

    The Government of Guyana will continue with a variety of programmes to target youth unemployment in 2017.

    Among those programmes identified are the Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training (YEST), the Sustainable Livelihoods and Entrepreneurial Development (SLED) initiative which has been allocated $100M; the Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) which has been allocated $991M and the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) platform for certified training for out-of-school youth.news 20161201

  • School bus service for Thomas Hills students -To increase attendance rate in the area

    Students from Thomas Hills, a village in Mabaruma, Region One will no longer have to walk long distances to attend school, thanks to the gift of a nineteen-seater bus.

  • Young people, the country needs you now more than ever – Pres. Granger

    – National Youth Corps launched

    – 500 young people to begin training in April

  • “The future belongs to young people” – President Granger

    President David Granger, in this year’s Independence address, said the future belongs to young people and that the Coalition Government is working to prepare them to assume important roles in this future.