[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twelve young entrepreneurs are being trained to create and sustain their own business ventures. These persons were selected from regions 3, 4 and 5 and were screened by the Ministry of Youth.
During the workshop, which is being held at the CARICOM Annex, the participants are required to go into their communities to build and sell their business plan which they would have created.
Program Manager of Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Hilary Brown says this new idea is aimed at giving the participants a ‘hands on’ experience.
The training programme is funded by the government of Spain, Italy and Japan, the UNDP and USAID.
Dr. Brown says given the high rate of crime and unemployment in the region, they thought that this initiative will give the young people something better to do. The project is being replicated in Jamaica, Belize, St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica and The Bahamas. [Nickhail Jaundoo]