The members of Central Georgetown Police Youth Group collaborated with the Guyana Police Force ‘A’ division on Saturday morning for a health walk from the Square of the Revolution (Cuffy) to the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary. The walk was held under the theme “Molding And Fusing The Youth For A Healthier And Brighter Future” with ‘A’ Division Commander Mr. Clifton Hicken leading the warm down.
Additionally, in keeping with the strategic management plan (Social Crime Prevention) of the Guyana Police Force to strengthen relations with the public and reduce crime, Commander Hicken established a youth group at East La Penitence Primary School.
Superintendent Anthony Vanderhyden welcomed the children and parents and reiterated the importance of maintaining discipline and working together to improve the society. He also pleaded with the community to make use of time.
In his closing remarks, Commander Hicken spoke about the importance of establishing youth groups within the communities and the effects of Project Impact Albouystown. He stated that he believes that this is a “vulnerable period” for the youth and promised to ensure that necessary resources are made available to the now fourteen youth groups within Police ‘A’ Division so that the youths can develop various skills and refocus their energies positively. He further encouraged stakeholders to become part of this initiative. The Commander spoke of the programmes within the group that will teach the children life skills, create role models, young entrepreneurs and develop young talent. He later declared the East La Penitence Police Youth Group open.