Youth Chamber launched in Berbice

─ to focus on youth empowerment and entrepreneurship 

─ aims at moulding better leaders of tomorrow.

─ to promote more cohesive and inclusive community

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Youth Arm of the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce (CCCC) was recently launched at the Chamber Headquarters, Williamsburg East Berbice Corentyne.

President of the Youth Arm, Denica Henry said the objective of the youth arm is to further assist in the development of young entrepreneurs in the region.

Members of the newly formed Youth Chamber of Commerce.

“In Region 6, there is lack of innovation where business is concerned. We are hoping we can help to turn that around by providing ideas and these ideas will be shared through awareness campaigns, small business forums and or seminars. We will have different persons, business coaches and trainers to assist in formulating business plans, showing tips on how to start up a business and this is not just for persons within the central Corentyne area but for all those who are interested,” Henry said.

Additionally, the young and dynamic team intends to concentrate on empowering youths by providing support and encouragement through education, community and social development.

“We will tackle social ills as well as work with [students of] several schools which are performing weakly in the basics area of Math and English, as well as being involved in many community projects in the future,” Henry added.

Meanwhile, President of the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce, Poonai Bhigroog told the Department of Public Information (DPI) it’s a way of the chamber giving back to the community while at the same time moulding better leaders of tomorrow. He pointed out that with the wealth of experience and expertise of businessmen and women within the chamber, youths will be guided to different careers and helped to develop the qualities needed to succeed in the working environment.

Currently, there are nine registered members and an opportunity for others to join the chamber. Bhigroog noted that membership is open not only to young business persons but persons who are innovative and have a passion to learn.

“Our economy needs young entrepreneurs with new ideas and we think we can help find them a place in the business arena. Today-youths have enormous contributions to make and we must help them prepare to take their places in the business world. The vision of the chamber is, “Enhancing our community through key collaboration while promoting entrepreneurship and sustainable development”.

Story and image by Nafeeza Yahya Sakur.


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