“Young people rock the world” – Min. Ferguson
─ at launch of First Lady’s ICT programme in Region Nine
─ ‘govt is working in the best interest of all Guyanese citizens, in particular, young people of this nation’
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson was the guest speaker at the launch of First Lady Sandra Granger’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) training programme in Region Nine, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo on August 10.
The ICT programme attracted 36 young people from within the region and is being conducted at the St. Ignatius Secondary School. The duration of the programme is four weeks and caters for school dropouts as well as children in school. It will provide them with skills in information technology, literacy and numeracy, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among others.
In her feature address, Minister Ferguson told over 30 participants, “when you would have finished this programme, I would like you to return to your communities and educate your fellow youths.” She further added, “young people rock the world.”
Minister Ferguson also applauded the First Lady’s initiative.
“The First Lady Mrs. Sandra Granger has been doing a great job not only for women, but she also has youths at heart because, at the end of the day, you are the future leaders. So, take this as a stepping stone and trust that you will build from what you will learn here.”
Minister Ferguson also assured that youths that the government is working in the best interest of all Guyanese citizens, in particular, the young people of this nation. “I just want you to continue to work with your Government…we have to ensure that all Guyanese benefit from the good life.”
Minister Ferguson noted with exposure to programmes such as these, the youths can save their finances and work towards becoming entrepreneurs with their own businesses, providing employment for others.
Facilitators of the ICT program are, Fitzroy Younge, Oveanne Mansell and Trevon Sinclair.
By: Andrew Weekes (Ministry of Public Infrastructure)
Image: Leon Castello