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YouthBiz592 Entrepreneurship Programme Guyana : education.gov.gy

Organization : Ministry of Education
Facility : YouthBiz592 Entrepreneurship Programme
Country : Guyana
Website : https://education.gov.gy/web/index.php/dcys/item/2767-government-s-youthbiz592-entrepreneurship-skills-training-pilot-program-launched

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YouthBiz592 Entrepreneurship :

** The Minister noted that “Guyana and its Government will no longer stand by shaking its head nor laughing out loud as the Oh my God of the fate of our youths has galvanized us into action,” says Hon. Nicolette Henry as efforts to fuel Youth empowerment have increased.

Related : YIP Guyana Youth Innovation Project Ministry of Education : www.statusin.org/28234.html

In keeping with Government’s vision and commitment towards youth, development is being further advanced through the launch of the Entrepreneurship Skills Training Programme.

** Titled ‘YouthBiz 592,’ the ultimate objective is to provide skills training for self-employment to youth at-risk in an integrated manner so that they can be economically self-sustainable and meaningfully occupied, hence reducing the levels of youth involvement in criminal activities.

** Undertaken through the Technical Cooperation Project : “Support for the implementation of the Citizen Security Strategy on Wednesday the first set of beneficiaries, senior Government officials and other invitees gathered at the Vryman’s Erven’s Training Center for the official launch.

** The twelve week training programme is already in its sixth week and is funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB, and is being executed through collaborative efforts of the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Education Department of Youth and the Ministry of Business through the Small Business Bureau along with the Youth Build USA Inc.

** During the official launch, the facilitators and the 90 beneficiaries came in for much motivation from the respective ministers while Minister of Public Security, Hon. Khemraj Ramjattan encouraged beneficiaries to not let the project fail.

** The 90 youths drawn from Region four (Sophia/ Turkeyen), and Region six (Angoy’s Avenue/ Canje were selected via interviews in various communities with three primary goals and anticipated outcomes.

These core goals include :
** The at risk youths being positioned to become economically self-sufficient and to play positive leadership roles in their communities.

** To assess how the pilot intervention can help prepare young people for productive livelihoods in communities where there is little formal job generation, and, through community engagement activities, can discourage involvement in risky behaviors that can lead young people to become perpetrators or victims of crime and violence.

** Enhance the capacity of the Small Business Bureau and other Government Stakeholders to develop in Guyana.

The direct benefits to the youths are entrepreneurship skills training and coaching to start up business.

They will also be issued financial grants to start up a business when the project is completed while gaining social support in the form of leadership, work readiness and life skills, literacy and parenting skills in addition to psyco-social support

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