Third component of First Lady’s Early Childhood Development Workshop opens

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The Office of the First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, yesterday, opened the third component of its Early Childhood Development Workshop with 37 exuberant stakeholders, who said that they were grateful for the opportunity to learn how to become more nurturing mothers and caregivers to young children, according to a government release.

The workshop, which is the first of its kind facilitated by the Office of the First Lady in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection, is being held at the Regency Hotel, Hadfield Street, Georgetown.

Some of the participants in First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger’s Early Childhood Development Workshop

The objective of the three-part workshop is to provide the stakeholders with basic information and skills in early childhood development and nurturing care practices for the healthy growth and development of the young child.

The first component started on June 19, 2017 and was held at the Guyana Nurses Association. It was followed by the First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training, which opened at the Guyana Red Cross Society (GRCS) on June 26. At the close of the workshop, participants who fulfilled the requirements of all three components will be certified.

Facilitator of the workshop, Ms. Paulette Bollers said that she was pleased that the women had persevered and that at the close of the week they will graduate.

Meanwhile, several of the participants, who were drawn from the Buxton Day Care Centre, Women Across Differences (WAD), the Lusignan-Good Hope Learning Centre, the St. John Bosco Orphanage, Sophia and the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana’s Georgetown district and other groups and communities, expressed gratitude to the First Lady for hosting the workshop, the Ministry of the Presidency said.

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