A team of four representing Department of Youth is headed to Linden, Region 10 on Tuesday, July 11 to conduct a public interaction as part of efforts to raise awareness about Government’s Youth Innovation Project.

The team would be led by Coordinator for the Volunteerism Support platform YIPOG Manager Ms Grace Roberts. The other team members are Region 10 Mentor Jermaine Watson, Tracy Ann- Massay and Executive Director of President Award of the Republic of Guyana, Allister Collins in his capacity as the monitor and evaluation officer.

We will be meeting with interested members of the public to sensitise them about YIPOG and we will also be distributing registration forms.”

As a result of the many expressed interest in the project, the team has extended the deadline date for submissions to July 15 as a means of encouraging more youth to take advantage of the opportunity to begin to live their dreams for a better community through innovation. Prior the team visited several other communities in Region 2, 5, 6 and 9 and this method of consultations is to create a level as possible an opportunity for as many youths in Guyana as possible.

More than 30 persons and groups have expressed interest in participating in the challenge and the team is optimistic that even more will register and submit proposals for a chance to benefit from the Government funded $50 project to stimulate youth involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, archaeology, anthropology, architecture and the arts as well as mathematics and spirituality based development, STEAMS. While in Linden the team will also be appearing on radio.

To access information on the Youth Innovation Project of Guyana - YIPOG - Registration Forms, Project Design Proposal, Brochures and Flyer please click on the Link below: http://education.gov.gy/web/index.php/downloads/cat_view/8-downloads/99-dcys

(Mondale Smith)