Georgetown, Guyana – (July 20, 2017) The Ministry of Social Cohesion, today, opened a Diversity Education and Inclusion Training Workshop for Councillors of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown, a group it identifies as an important partner in the process of fostering solidarity at the community level. Several of the M&CC’s municipal staff members are also attending the two-day Workshop, which is being held at the National Racquet Centre on Woolford Avenue.

Providing an overview of the Workshop, Technical Officer at the Ministry, Ms. Olive Gopaul said that the Workshop aims to engage this important stakeholder group in discussions and practical exercises, which help them to identify prejudices and barriers that impede social cohesion.

Meanwhile, Mayor of Georgetown, Her Worship Patricia Chase-Green said that she was pleased that the Ministry was able to host the Workshop so closely on the heels of the sensitisation session, which was held with the same group earlier this month. “I think this follow up workshop, for two days, will even better help them to understand and to go out into the communities and have better community involvement in anything that we do,” she said.

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