‘D’ Division Commander engages over 300 youths in empowerment programme

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[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Police Force through the Commander of ‘D’ Division Senior Superintendent, Stephen Mansel has been striving assiduously to continue pushing its Social Integration and Crime Prevention Strategies to further drive the youths of Guyana to strive for higher heights.

The Police Force, in a press release, stated that the initiative has taken the form of several ongoing programmes in the West Coast Demerara / East Bank Essequibo region with 72 young adults who are currently pursuing a one year Diploma skills training programme at Leonora Technical, Skills and Vocational Training Centre.

The released noted that the youths are drawn from Parfaite Harmonie, La Grange, Nismes, Bagotsville, Goed Fortuin, Dem Amstel, Stewartville, Uitvlugt and Tuschen communities.

It was further noted that the imitative has also seen the establishment of several youth clubs in various communities namely Viva-la-Force, Wales, La Grange, Vreed-en-Hoop and Stanleytown.

Commander of 'D' Division, Steven Mansel
Commander of ‘D’ Division, Steven Mansel

Youth Club members are engaged in martial arts among other recreational activities. It was stated that Den Amstel, Leonora and Parika Youth Club members are currently engaged in Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) training.

Also, on October 03, a Girls Guide Group was launched at Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station, which attracted an initial fifty young females, who are engaged in foot drills, lectures on girls guides and skills training by trainers of the Girls Guide Association.

To date, the total amount of youths that would have been positively engaged in these programmes are in excess of two hundred and ninety.

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