“Elevate yourselves” – Norton tells students as Youth Village opens

Students from both primary and secondary schools, who gathered for the first day of the Republic Day Youth Village at D’Urban Park, Georgetown, were urged to boost their capacities by acquiring both technical and non-technical skills.
This charge was issued by Social Cohesion Minister with responsibility for culture, youth and sport, Dr George Norton during the feature address at the opening ceremony of the event on Friday.

Students of the North Georgetown Secondary booth interact with fellow students

Norton posited that the hosting of the Youth Village, which primarily focuses on showcasing the talent and fashion of young Guyanese, and bringing awareness to young Guyanese entrepreneurs, is a statement that the country’s young people are ready to play their roles in transforming the nation.
“Youth Village is a statement to the world that young Guyanese are ready, they’re intelligent, capable and truly committed to taking this nation to new heights…I want to encourage each of you to continue striving for greatness, elevate yourself and commit yourself to this dear land of ours, ” Norton said.
Endorsing the Minister’s address, Former Vice-President of the University of Guyana Student Society, Ronald Austin Jr encouraged young attendees to not only focus on attaining leadership roles because of their youthfulness but to also do so with competence.

A group of President’s College students at the event on Friday

Some of the booths that exhibited items were those of North Georgetown Secondary School, The Stew Pot, and Ministry of the Presidency’s Public Service Department among others.
The Youth Village concludes on Sunday. On the last day, local artistes Tameka Marshall and Brandon Harding along with international sensations KI and Rupee will be at the event.