Ministry of Education, Guyana

Sunday, 24 March 2019 09:37

Tiger Bay youths benefit from arts and robotics camp

−15 families received food hampers and are set to receive free meals for a week

−Youths have a leadership role to play

Scores of young children living within the Rosemary Lane, South Cummingsburg (Tiger Bay) community, on Saturday, benefitted from an interactive session on art and robotics along with a health fair undertaken by the Ministry of Presidency Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport.

Those involved were provided with kits and with the guidance of instructors created their very own robots and learned other aspects of robotics while others showed their creative side through the strokes of their 20190325

Held at Tiger Bay Tarmac, the collaboration between the Ministry and German’s Restaurant also saw the distribution of food hampers to 15 lucky families.

Addressing those gathered Minister of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton said the government has committed to ensuring that the nation’s youth be equipped to take up the leadership mantle. As such exercises such as these will be brought to communities across the 20190325 4

“…I want to assure you good things are yet to come out of this community… as we took a walk in this community, we see the youths, even our volunteers are youths… this emphasises the fact that youths have a leading role to play.”news 20190325 6

This is the first such outreach to be conducted by the ministry in this community, thus far and Minister Norton pledged to continue more developmental programmes within the 20190325 2

Also accompanying the Minister was Mayor of the City of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine who expressed his happiness to be among the nation’s future leaders. “We have the interest of the people and this is why we are going to give you the support you need and assist you in various ways particularly the young children.”news 20190325 3

General Manager of German Restaurant, Clinton Urling said he views the initiative as part of giving back to the community and honouring his agency’s social responsibility. He said the business will continue to partner with the ministry and others to help in the development of the nation’s future leaders.

Minister Norton and his team also engaged with residents within the community and discussed various social issues and their hopes for the development of their community.


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