(Georgetown, June 28, 2017) – A last minute rush of indication of interest from various youth groups to register for the Youth Innovation Project of Guyana (YIPOG) has resulted in an extension of registration date to July 15 to accommodate late submissions.

The decision was made to ensure more persons are granted the opportunity to benefit from the Government of Guyana’s newly launched Youth Innovation Project of Guyana (YIPOG).

Thus far, the response to public calls number in excess of 30, who may benefit from the Government’ $50M project.

The Ministry of Education’s Youth Department was recently by Toshao Paul Chekema and Deputy Toshao, Wachanna Yaymochi from the Wai Wai village of Masakanari (or Gunn Strip) Region 9.

YIPOG 20170704 1The men visited the office to register so that they can benefit from the project.

While at YIPOG’s Main Street Office, Toshao Chekema contacted his Village Masakanari via Facebook Messenger and discussions were had to ensure a better understanding of the project which was done with the District Development Officer Mr Zimron Ayau.

At the launch of the YIPOG, a similar connection was made with young people in each of the ten administrative Regions as part of efforts to garner participation by youth throughout Guyana.

Meanwhile, persons desirous of submitting proposals but may need help to formulate same, are advised to contact the Middle Street Office as a matter of urgency.

At the Youth Department office, Mentors are standing by to offer the needed guidance and support to ensure those youth with project ideas do not miss out on the opportunity to make their ideas to help improve their community.

The YIPOG project is focused on STEAMS – Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Art, Archaeology, Architecture, Mathematics and Spirituality – with a view to encouraging youth in all communities nationwide to engage in problem solving and entrepreneurship.

For more information, please contact: Ms Grace Roberts on 227-7575
(By Mondale Smith and Tekia Hanover)