Young entrepreneurs shine at Youth Village

DPI, Guyana, Friday, January 24, 2020

Several young entrepreneurs stole the spotlight at Youth Village, which was launched today.

Owner of Farley’s Digital Arts Plus, Jamal Farley explained to DPI that his business is a family venture that he modernised to suit the current market trends.

“My father is the one who actually started it, and so I am trying to introduce new and modern stuff that young people would like and buy. We have all the personalised stuff like key rings, plaques, pen holders and we also have other items like leather slippers, belts and a wide variety of Guyana souvenirs,” he said.

Farley noted that the benefits of participating in the Youth Village saying it would lead to sales while promoting the business. Interested person can visit his booth on the ground floor at the City Mall.

Meanwhile, Donella Long, distributor of Tidy Up products, was eager to showcase the locally-made washing detergent and fabric softener. “Our products smell great, and I can vouch that not only are they inexpensive but safe for your clothes and the environment.”

Long explained that they also encourage recycling. Persons can refill their liquid detergent bottles at the establishment in Diamond, East Bank Demerara. “When you are repurchasing from us, bring the bottle and we will do the rest,” she said.

Kandasia Kendall, Manager of Planning and Analysis, Department of Public Service shared that their representatives were, “happy to engage with the young people and apprise them of all the necessary criteria to apply for scholarships.”

According to Kendall, the Village was an ideal opportunity for many to apply for scholarships. She also indicated that with the department’s services now being offered online more students outside of the Georgetown could apply without coming to the capital.

Persons are being encouraged to visit the event which closes at 11:00 pm Friday. Among the highlights tonight will be a health expo, exhibitions by the Parliament of Guyana and the National Museum among others. A fashion show and Zumba party will be the highlights of the evening.

The Youth Village continues tomorrow from 2pm.

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