Georgetown, Guyana – (March 24, 2016) President David Granger, today, met with the children and relatives of the late Winslow Carrington, who served as a Minister of Government in the 1950s. His children started the Winslow Carrington Foundation with the aim of assisting youths to become more employable, while at the same time preserving their father’s legacy.
In a brief comment, Mr. Gilbert Carrington explained that Foundation was sanctioned by the previous Administration in December 2014 and they are now in the process of getting the project off the ground. “The plan is to be a community-based organisation to provide education and training for the youths of communities that will train them in areas that will ensure that they get jobs,” he said.
The Carringtons are currently in talks with the administration of the Critchlow Labour College to establish a training curriculum and to set up a special classroom for which they will provide computers, WiIFi and other necessary amenities so that the initial phase of training could start. These classes will subsequently be tailored to be rolled out in communities.
The late Winslow Carrington served as Minister of Labour and Social Security. He was a visionary labour leader and a passionate advocate for workers’ rights. He also played an instrumental role in the establishment of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS).
The meeting was held at the Ministry of the Presidency.
From left: Mr. Austin Kennedy, Mr. Rawle Carrington, Ms. Natasha Kennedy, President David Granger, Mr. Gilbert Carrington, Ms. Fay DeMattos and Ms. Sybris Harvey, at the Ministry of the Presidency.