Ministry of Education, Guyana

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The non-governmental organisation, Sustained Youth Development and Research Incorporated (SSYDR), is collaborating with government, and working closely with the courts and the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) to provide alternative sentencing for youths.news 20170303 1

SSYDR’s Executive Director, Magda Wills told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that the coach attached to the organisation makes representation for youths at court cases. This is to lobby for alternative sentencing of probation to the SSYDR project instead of a custodial sentence. This is aimed at reducing youth crime and violence significantly.

Published in External News
Friday, 03 February 2017 08:26

Comprehensive assessment being done of NOC

Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicolette Henry, said that having the right set of staff is the first step towards ensuring that the New Opportunity Corp (NOC) can fulfill its mandate.news 20170203 1

In an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Henry said that staff should be properly trained to ensure that the psychological and social aspects of the students’ welfare are taken care of and not only the remedial aspect.

Published in External News
Friday, 16 December 2016 14:41

Christmas cheer taken to NOC students

“Each child should be treated with love, respect and dignity,” declared Minister within the Ministry of Education, Hon. Nicolette Henry at the annual luncheon held each year at the New Opportunity Corps.
At this year’s event, the Minister was joined by Permanent Secretary – Mr. Alfred King; Director of Youth - Ms. Melissa Carmichael; Assistant Director of Youth – Ms. Leslyn Boyce and other senior staff in the Ministry.
While delivering her remarks, Minister Henry emphasized that the staff at the NOC should count it a privilege to be able to take care of the children. She added that regardless of the circumstance the students must be treated with love, respect, compassion and dignity.

Published in Youth News
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