Camp Madewini to be transformed into state of the art training facility for youth empowerment – New facilities for Den Amstel and Coldingen
Georgetown, GINA 13th June, 2016
The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport camp at Madewini is in the process of being transformed to facilitate skills and vocational training programs for youths in Guyana.
The ongoing rehabilitation process on the Linden Soesdyke Highway employs youths that have been trained at the Kuru Kuru Skills Training Centre, giving them a chance to practice their skills and to also earn a stipend for their respective jobs.
Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment, Aubrey Norton, explained that the project aims at meeting the goal of having modernized training facilities for youths in the country. “The reason the Government is investing like this is to encourage our youth to get quality training and to experience comfort while using the facilities.” Norton says.
The soon to be completed Training Centre complex will see additions of washroom facilities, staff quarters, male and female dorms, and a Volleyball and Basketball Court. The facility already has a few amenities from the upgrades being done. The Conference hall, dining and kitchen areas have already been rehabilitated.
The Presidential Advisor on Youth Empowerment pointed out that the plan is to transform all youth training locations into official training centres to facilitate the Youth Empowerment unit training programs for the development of the Nation’s youth force.
“What we want to do is to make these camps…these facilities “state of the art” for the youths to have a better learning environment when we are ready to roll out these training sessions ” Norton said.
There are also plans to set up new training centres at Den Amstel on the West Coast of Demerara and at Coldingen on the East Coast of Demerara. These centres will accommodate both live- in and visiting trainees for their respective periods of training.
The Government of Guyana, in December 2015, has allocated $30million Guyana Dollars for the rehabilitation and conversion of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport’s Camp at Madewini.