Soap making course inspires Linden youths

DPI, GUYANA, Monday, June 18, 2018

A soap manufacturing course organised by the Small Business Bureau (SBB) has twenty-seven Linden youths inspired towards establishing their own businesses.

The workshop lasted one week and was geared towards development and building alternative livelihoods for vulnerable groups.

Participant Omari Paul told the Department of Public Information (DPI), “it’s a privilege benefitting from this programme…Although challenging, it has been a learning experience for me and I have gained a lot of knowledge on making my own product.”

Viessa Class intends on furthering what she has learnt with women that she is associated with. Class also intends on seeking funding to continue what she has started. “Like myself and the other ladies, we are happy for this programme because we intend to prolong it and go through into business for it.”

The Consultant of the course, Melissa Younge, was pleased with the turnout: “I’m very encouraged by the response that the young people have shown, they’re very energetic and very motivated to get into business. They have talent and I feel as though this is a nice stepping board for them to move on to either get into their own soap making business or further afield.”

Although this training has concluded in Linden, it will also be conducted in Georgetown and Lethem.

By: Stephon Gabriel.

Images: Leon Leung.