By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty five females and one male from the community of Agricola, East Bank Demerara on Friday were officially oriented to be part of a 16 weeks elementary cookery class which is being sponsored by the Guyana Police Force through its ‘A’ Division management.
Speaking at the orientation session, ‘A’ Division Commander Clifton Hicken told the participants that the police decided to further work with them in wake of the ongoing relationship the police share with the younger people in the area.
The group of women represents single mothers, unemployed and school drop outs. He told the women and man that at the end of the sessions they will be in possession of skills which can cause them to be self-sufficient and earn for themselves.
Hicken also encouraged the gathering to push towards working together and explore the possibility of establishing their own community catering service at the end of the training. Hicken stressed that there will be continuous training for the young people to make them competitive with the rest of caterers countrywide.
The Commander said that as the program goes along other persons would be added as the objective is to get all the young people from the community of Agricola to channel their energies in areas which are not contradictory to the laws of Guyana.
The first eight weeks of the training will focus on the preparation of appetizers, cakes, pastries, salads, desserts, beverages and cookies. There would also be a graduation exercise upon the completion of the programme.