[www.inewsguyana.com] – Residents of Buxton/Friendship and surrounding communities on the East Coast of Demerara welcomed the launch of a project that is aimed at educating and empowering their youth population on Monday, September 14, 2015.
The Buxton Youth Development Initiative, which is the brainchild of First Lady Mrs. Sandra Granger, was officially launched at the Friendship Primary School.
According to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, the project is designed to prepare young adults for the world of work by providing them with training in the areas of Information Communication Technology (ICT), literacy and numeracy, entrepreneurship, and sexual reproductive health.
The First Lady, who was present at the launch, said that “We cannot build a strong nation unless our communities are strong.”
She urged the youths to take full advantage of this opportunity to better their lives. iNews understands that at the end of the programme, participants will be awarded with a certificate, which is accredited by the Board of Industrial Training (BIT).
According to the Ministry, similar projects will be rolled out in other communities across Guyana.