Home News Guyanese of Indian Ancestry kick off youth development forum
As part of ensuring that youths are being provided with important life skills that will enable them to have better lives while simultaneously equipping them to make meaningful contributions to society, the Guyanese of Indian Ancestry Association (GIAA) has commenced youth development forums.
The first of this series of events was hosted at the Madina Building of the GIAA’s conference room in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and saw a turnout of over 40 participants between the age of 12 and 19.
These participants represented various groups from both Region Three and Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).
According to the team from the GIAA which is spearheading these youth development forums, such an initiative was deemed necessary since each forum will allow participants the opportunity of becoming “better persons for the future.”
During the first session, a young lecturer at the Government Technical Institute (GTI), Asif Ishak, focused heavily on the usefulness and importance of time management.
He explained that managing one’s time is vital in an individual’s approach towards achieving any goal and self-development.
“Effective time management should be taught from an early age so that the workforce is more effective. The youths were able to identify the ways in which their times are consumed by irrelevant and unnecessary activities,” the GIAA stated in a release.
The GIAA team was established two years ago and has been the driving force behind the Annual Indian Heritage Expos at the National Track and Field Stadium, Leonora, Region Three.
The team is comprised of persons from various backgrounds whose interest is to promote Indian culture and build a better society.
Another activity scheduled by the Indian Heritage committee that is slated within the coming weeks is its Food Fest and Curry Competition. The event is slated for September 22, 2019, at the National Track and Field Stadium, Leonora, WCD.
According to the GIAA, this event will be “the first of its kind to be held in Guyana with over half of a million in prizes up for grabs.”