Office of the Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment, Guyana, Monday, September 26, 2016
The Office of the Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment in collaboration with the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport of the Ministry of Education, held its Sixth Youth Leadership Training Programme over two weekends, September 16th-18th and September 23rd-25th at the Madewini Training Center.
Group photo, staff of the Office of the Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment with Minister Winston Felix and Presidential Advisor, Mr. Aubrey Norton.
Seventy Six (76) youth participants from all the Administrative Regions, excepting 8 and 9 were part of this programme.
In the National Youth Policy, the Government of Guyana gave its commitment to develop youth leaders and expose them to systems of leadership. The latest leadership training programme is another in a series of which is in keeping with the fourth strategic area of the National Youth Policy of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
Mr. Winston Felix, Minister of Citizenship delivering the Charge to the participant.
During the two weekends, participants were taught concepts such as the Qualities of a leader, Management and the Management Process, Communication and the Communication Process, Effective Public Speaking, Problem Solving and Decision Making, among other topics.
Ms. Fayon Marshall presents certificate of participation to youth participant, Ms. Jusel Duggan.
Additionally, the participants were challenged to practice good time management skills and were engaged in practical work to develop their leadership skills.
Among the tasks given to the youth participants were Dorm Leadership, Committee Leadership and a demonstration of leadership executed through the closing ceremony.
Mr. Purendra Singh, Senior Community Development
This Sixth Leadership Training Programme also featured a ‘Mock Youth Parliament’ where young participants engaged in a practical session through which they learned about Parliamentary Language and Parliamentary Procedures.
Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix, hands over an award for Most Outstanding Personality to Ms. Priya Kissoon.
Among the motions debated during the Mock Parliament included Teenage Pregnancy, School Dropouts, Dance Hall Music and its connection to crime and the issue of abortion.
The featured address was delivered by Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix who encouraged the participants to cherish the knowledge they received.
Further, the Minister of Citizenship urged the participants to return to their communities and utilise the knowledge gained, for the growth and development of their youth organisations and communities. Minister Felix also reminded the participants that since its ascension to office, the APNU-AFC government has placed youth development high on its agenda.
Mr. Ronald Austin Jr. presents certificate of participation to Ms. Latricia Bovell.
Participants seated in the Lecture Hall at Madewini Training Center.
Mr. Saul presents certificate of participation to youth participant,Mr. Jaleel Huntley from Bartica.
Ms. Adeti de Jesus, Senior Research and Planning Officer, PAYEU presents certificate of participation to youth participant, Mr. Lorenzo Bess who is a teacher at Three Miles Secondary, Bartica.
Seated from right to left; Chairman of the closing ceremony, youth participant, Mr. Wayne Wilson, Ms. Adeti de Jesus, Senior Research and Planning Officer, PAYEU, Mr. Aubrey C. Norton, Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment, Mr. Ronald Austin, Senior Education and Training Officer, PAYEU.