STEM Guyana project for Green Bartica

DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The launch of the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) project in Bartica Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven), on Tuesday, increases the ability of young Barticians to ‘materialize Green solutions in the township’. This is according to Mayor Gifford Marshall who told students of the Three Miles and Bartica Secondary Schools that the project is an important investment in youth.

Mayor of Bartica Gifford Marshall.

The programme held under the theme “Transitioning to national energy security, Bartica as a model Green Town” was officially launched at the Three Miles Secondary, with First Lady Sandra Granger as a patron.

According to Mayor Marshall, the project has the potential to equip the students with the tools needed to ‘Green’ Bartica.

“This project increases your ability to materialize Green solutions. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, are areas key to greening,”.

He therefore urged students to utilize the opportunities afforded them since “their solutions would result in the creation of a Bartica desired by all”.

He said Bartica, which acquired the name, ‘Guyana’s model Green Town’ has a responsibility, and it is that responsibility which had led officials to embark on several green initiatives.

According to the Mayor, the town has been focusing on sustainable land use planning, the implementation of green business codes, transitioning on renewable energy with a special focus on solar farms, the promotion of green public procurement, creation of green spaces, parks and recreational facilities and the implementation of an integrated solid waste management programme.

Students at the launch of the STEM project in Bartica.

 

By: Alexis Rodney

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