Ministry of Education, Guyana

Thursday, 10 October 2019 15:51

Sixty Four youths graduate from Youth Leadership Training programme

-Director of youth urges them to become community leaders

Sixty Four young people, from various regions across Guyana, recently graduated from the Youth Leadership Training programme, with skills to develop themselves personally and their respective communities.

The training was organised and conducted by the Department of Youth Youth Empowerment Unit at the Madewini Training Centre, on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway. It targeted youth leaders and those with leadership potential across the ten Administrative Regions of Guyana.

The Unit executed a number of programmes during a two weekend period. It commenced on the weekend of Friday September 27 to Sunday, September 29 and concluded on the weekend of Friday, October 4 to Sunday, October 6, 2019. The trainees were taught the necessary skills needed to ensure that they would become better leaders and change agents.

As part of the programme, a ‘Mock Youth Parliament’ session was conducted. Such provided the participants with an opportunity to express their views and possible solutions on the topic of youth unemployment.

In her address to the graduating class, Director of Youth (ag.), Ms. Leslyn Boyce – Garraway, congratulated and encouraged the students to exude excellence by being the best they can be in their respective fields, “This means that you must practise what you learned and keep yourself abreast with any new developments in your area of competence,” she said.

The Director of Youth (ag.) also urged the graduating class to use their skills to contribute to the development of their respective communities, “You are now in a very strong position to make a difference in the communities from which you came. I encourage you to transfer the knowledge and skills which you have acquired to help develop your families and communities, and the country will benefit as a result,” said Ms. Boyce-Garraway.

Recipients of the special prizes were Mr. Nayman Gill and Ms. Deondra Wishart who received prizes for Leadership Best Exemplified and most outstanding personalities went to Mr. Rawle Major and Ms. Delicia George.


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