Kuru Kuru Graduates urged to be ‘advocates for change’

DPI, Guyana, Friday, July 20, 2018

Graduates of the Ministry of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport’s Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training Programme at Kuru Kuru Training Center were this morning charged to “be an advocate for change.”

Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael-Haynes told the graduates that the department was fully aware of the challenges they faced but noted that through the programme, they have “developed life skills that will assist with their growth.”

“Today, you turn the page to a new chapter in your book of life. Today, you will leave this institution with skills and tools that will help you to grow in your professional life.”

Carmichael-Haynes stressed that the completion of this programme should not be the end of their academic career and encouraged them to pursue “further academic or professional growth,” and utilise the skills and knowledge gained over the period to achieve personal goals and dreams.

The Youth Director advised the graduating class, as they take the next step in the life’s journey, to be smart, optimistic, determined and always “practice good ethics and morals.”

Carmichael-Haynes also urged them to rise above their circumstances noting that many others have done it and they are no exception to greatness.

She highlighted that “education of the nation’s young people” continues to be a “top priority of the government” noting that the country’s youths are the “nation’s greatest assets.”

By: Anara Khan

Images: Leroy Lyttle