Georgetown, Guyana – (September 14, 2015) Residents or Buxton-Friendship and surrounding communities today welcomed the launch of a project that is aimed at educating and empowering their youth population.

The Buxton Youth Development Initiative, which is the brainchild of First Lady Mrs. Sandra Granger, was officially launched at the Friendship Primary School. The project is designed to prepare young adults for the world of work by providing them with training in the areas of Information Communication Technology (ICT), literacy and numeracy, entrepreneurship, and sexual reproductive health.

The First Lady who was present at the launch said that, “We cannot build a strong nation unless our communities are strong.”

She urged the youths to take full advantage of this opportunity to better their lives. At the end of the programme, participants will be awarded with a certificate, which is accredited by the Board of Industrial Training (BIT).

The Buxton Youth Development Initiative is a pilot project that is being spearheaded by the Office of the First Lady. Similar projects will be rolled out in other communities across Guyana.

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