Youths benefit from equipment, sport gears at Upper Mazaruni Youth Congress
Under the theme ‘Pass it on’, the annual Upper Mazaruni District Youth Congress is being held this weekend at Kako Village, Cuyuni-Mazaruni (Region Seven).
The event, which is aimed at allowing Adventist youth to collective fellowship, assess performance and to be part of fun activities, was declared open by Minister of Public Affairs, Mrs. Dawn Hastings-Williams on Friday last.
According to a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency, Minister Hastings-Williams commended the participants for their commitment to taking part in the annual congress.
“You are Pathfinders leading the way…leading others. I want to encourage you, as you are young, to use your energy to pass on the word of God and to make a difference,” the Minister noted.
During the opening ceremony of the event held by the Guyana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Minister Hastings-Williams handed over a number of sound and musical equipment as well as sports gear to the youth on behalf of President David Granger.
She told the participants that the provision of equipment is a demonstration of the government’s commitment to the development of the nation’s youth.
“I ask that you use it [the equipment] … may you use it to pass on the gospel to your community,” she said.
According to reports, Minister Hastings-Williams will be making a number of appearances on behalf of the President during his period of recovery. The President is being treated for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma- a type of Cancer.
Meanwhile, Guyana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Youth Director, Pastor Marvin Smith said he was pleased with the number of participants at this year’s Youth Congress, noting that participation has increased significantly over the years.
Youth from Georgetown, Kako, Phillipai, Jawalla, Waxcreek, Paruima, Waramadong, Kaikan, Arau, Maurak as well as a visiting delegation from Venezuela are participating in the event, which will feature an investiture ceremony and youth social.