‘I Can’ project hosts job fair in Agricola

– Initiative should be replicated across the country – Min. Ramjattan

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, November 24, 2018

The nurturing and mentoring of young people must be replicated across the country. This was the view expressed by Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, at a job fair hosted in Agricola, East Bank Demerara today.

The fair was facilitated by newly launched I Can project, the brainchild of a resident of Agricola resident and young entrepreneur, Christine Profitt.

At the opening of the fair held at the St Ann’s Primary School in Agricola, Minister Ramjattan said he is proud of the initiative.

“I am very proud that we have a young entrepreneur who has taken the initiative to become involved in this community … and to want to have that desire to inspire young people to better things,” Minister Ramjattan said.  

The minister reminded the young people that wealth comes from hard work and encouraged them to have self-restraint and not get caught up in this “extraordinarily tempting world”.

“I want you, the young people of Agricola, and other villages and towns of this country must understand that wealth must come from work,” Minister Ramjattan said.

The minister added the government welcomes initiative like the I Can project that initiate projects to redirect and mentor towards more legitimate means of creating wealth.  

Profitt said the ‘I Can’ project seeks to reverse the delinquent behaviour of some of the young people in her community through strategic mentorship, networking for change and facilitating job searches and entrepreneurship.

Government and non-governmental agencies were on hand to provide young people with information on preparing resumes, preparing for interviews, developing better customer service.

Tiffny Rhodius

Images: Geovanni Gajie

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