[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Government of Mexico has committed to the Guyana Government a sum of US$2M to aid in the construction of an Institute of Creative Arts in Guyana.
This commitment was among several secured by Prime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo on his recent visit to Mexico.
The Prime Minister made these statements during his address to the graduation exercise of the University of Guyana, Berbice campus at the weekend. He explained that the government is planning to set up a creative arts institute as it recognizes the role the creative arts play in the overall development of a society.
“We must always look to our musicians, to our dancers, our sculptors, to all the people who are involved in the creative arts that they have a role to play in our country, to be able to reflect, to mirror and reproduce the soul of a proud Guyanese people,” the Prime Minister advised.
Meanwhile, the government has already started work to re-introduce music in schools. One hundred and forty-eight (148) primary school teachers from Regions 3, 4, and the Georgetown Education District, and eight Trainer of Trainers from Regions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 were trained in music education in August this year.
Guyana is in the process of developing a cultural policy to guide interventions for the advancement of this field, to this end, a cultural policy advisor was employed by the department of culture and consultations have begun on crafting this document. [Extracted and modified from GINA]