More training programmes for Region 3
First Lady, Mrs Sandra Granger on Monday, January 22, 2018, met with Essequibo Islands-West Demerara (Region Three) Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO), Jennifer Ferreira Dougall to discuss plans to implement projects such as the Self-Reliance and Success in Business initiative in the region during the course of 2018.
During the meeting, which was held at State House, the First Lady said that she is looking to collaborate with the Regional Administration to implement these projects with the aim of enhancing the lives of citizens of the Region.
She explained that her Office has been asked to train more women to be successful in their own business endeavours.
“This year of course, we will also have training programmes in child care and care of the elderly with the aim of having those people who are trained, certified by the Board of Industrial Training and we also have our ICT workshops for adolescence and school leavers so those are some of the things that we plan to do this year,” the First Lady said.
Expressing her appreciation, Dougall said, “I am happy that the First Lady did make the call to discuss these things for young people because one of our main focuses in Region Three is to empower young people. Also, the project for the women, I am also happy with that because [it will allow women to] be self-sufficient. We have a lot of mothers who want to be trained but don’t know where to go…having the training will empower them.”
The First Lady said that her Office is currently planning for this year’s projects, which will be supported by the Ministries of Education and Public Telecommunication. (Extracted and modified from the Ministry of the Presidency)