First Lady opens 1-month ICT workshop for Mahdia

first_imgFirst Lady Sandra Granger opened an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workshop for 30 residents of Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).First Lady Sandra Granger listens to a group of students from the Mahdia Primary and Secondary Schools as they welcomed her with a medley of national songsDuring a simple ceremony held in the Regional Boardroom, the First Lady underscored the importance of technology to youth and community development, especially in providing greater access to employment. She also emphasised that it was important that the hinterland was not “left behind” in this modern age of technology.“We think of the young people, who are going to be the ones who will be leading this country and who need the skills of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to be able to survive and thrive in the 21st Century and Mahdia, like many of our hinterland areas, must not be left behind,” Granger is quoted as saying by the Public Information and Press Services Unit of the Ministry of the Presidency.The First Lady, according to the Public Information and Press Services Unit, added that her focus on ICT was to ensure that young people in Guyana do not just become consumers in a technologically driven world, but can also “write programs and develop software”. She encouraged the participants to consider the types of businesses that they could establish with the knowledge that they would acquire.“Think about the possibilities and where you can create your niches. You can do it by yourself or you can do it with a group of friends you trust,” the First lady advised.Board of Industrial Training (BIT) Vice Chairman Donald Ainsworth; Mahdia Mayor David Adams; Region Eight Regional Executive Officer Mitzy Campbell and Regional Chairman Bonaventure Fredericks also attended the workshop.last_img

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