Guyana was represented at the 2017 Youth Ambassadors Programme, sponsored by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning, in Washington DC, on August 27, 2017, by Ayodele Roache, Claudia Garraway, Omar Bradlee Hoppie, Vishani Ragobeer, Sarah Dos Ramos and Shafeena Milton, along with their mentor, Jacqueline Johnson.
The programme aims to involve young people in the Caribbean in helping to address critical social issues affect their respective countries. In this way, it also seeks to develop a cadre of young adults who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, a commitment to their communities, an awareness of current and global issues, and strong interpersonal leadership skills.
Mrs. Lesley Dowridge-Collins, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Guyana Embassy, accompanied by Mr. John Chester-Inniss and Mr. Jason Fields, First Secretaries, met with Guyana’s Youth Ambassadors, who explained that their project dealt with fostering mental sexual and physical health amongst Guyanese youths. Mrs. Dowridge-Collins applauded their commitment and determination and expressed the hope that, through collaboration with relevant government and non-governmental entities, their project would redound to the benefit of young people in Guyana. She also congratulated them on their achievement in having been selected for the programme and wished them well in their future endeavours.
Embassy of Guyana, Washington, D.C.
August 28, 2017