North Sophia residents graduate from First Lady’s 30th Self-Reliance and Success in Business Workshop

Georgetown, Guyana – (October 12, 2018) The Office of the First Lady in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection, today, completed its 30th Self- Reliance and Success in Business Workshop following the graduation of forty-one North Sophia, Georgetown residents.

Thus far, the workshop has provided over 1500 persons, primarily women, with business certificates that are recognized by banking institutions. The Workshops have also contributed to the success of beneficiaries and has seen the establishment of several successful businesses.

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger thanked Interweave Solutions (Guyana) Incorporated, another partner, for facilitating the workshops and urged the latest batch of graduates to see the possibilities the workshop provides while encouraging them to pool both their financial resources and talents to become business owners.

“Think of ways in which you can come together and increase your output so that you can run a successful business as a co-operative or a limited company. Basically see all the possibilities before you…when you advance, your families advance with you, and this is why I want you to do it,” said Mrs. Granger during her address to the graduating class.

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