Guyana School of Etiquette to address social, cultural needs
DPI, GUYANA, Monday, March 12, 2018
At today’s launch of the Guyana School of Etiquette’s Information Centre, on Lamaha Street, Chief Executive Officer and Founder Miguel Nestor said as Guyana continues to develop, the country’s social and cultural needs will be addressed.
“The GSE is an institution in the cultural landscape of not only Guyana but through the region at large, and comes in the wake of an increasing need for sophisticated international diplomacy, advancing regional negotiations, local statecraft in the modern intercontinental affairs, the Guyana School of Etiquette has been established to address these needs.”
According to Nestor, as the country progresses, one of the more important aspects of development needs to be that of protocol.
“The school aims to refine the nature of social discourse and elevate the status of requisite communication skills, enhance the method of transacting business, improve the equality of social savvy understanding, heighten awareness of social graces and professional ethics.”
Also present at the opening was the Senior Product Development Officer of the Guyana Tourism Authority, Kamrul Baksh who mentioned that this school will assist in boosting the tourism industry.
“This institution will serve a wide cross-section of society as the refinement of one social and professional mannerism is needed as it ever been. The tourism industry is a very diverse and cross-cutting one where the success of the business hinges on the ability of its employees to make a great first impression and to continuously enhance guest experiences,” Baksh said.
He added, the industry has challenges regarding its human resource and because it is people-driven, there is a great need for quality etiquette training.
Representing the Ministry of Social Cohesion was the Executive Officer of the President’s Youth Award Republic of Guyana, Allister Collins who posited the question, “in a budding tourism economy how can we as Guyanese move forward without the basic social grace?” He applauded the effort and gave an indication of the ministry’s support towards the school.
“A school of ethics and etiquette is needed and we at the Ministry of Social Cohesion are in full support and this is something that we applaud and we ask the general public to get on board with,” Collins said
The Guyana School of Etiquette’s mission is to provide universally accepted, contemporary etiquette training in the highest professional manner for clients in Guyana, their motto is “Ready to take on the world”.
By: Stephon Gabriel