Over the past ten weeks, the Young Leaders of Albouystown have been heavily involved in their Mentorship Programme at the Faith of God Church, located at 95 Bel Air Street, Albouystown,Cheap NFL Jerseys
, which was officially launched by the Minister of Labour, Manzoor Nadir. and Mayor Hamilton recently.The Young Leaders of Albouystown comprises of 10 Young people selected to participate in the ACDA/IBD Leadership Programme, along with 20 others from Agricola and Buxton. It is a registered Friendly Society Non-Governmental Organisation.Working with members of the Albouystown community, Heston Bostwick and ACDA, said the Young Leaders group has about 70 young people, aged 3 to16, who meet from 15:30 hrs to 17:30 hrs on Tuesdays and Thursdays to discuss issues relevant to their effective operation.The weekly Mentorship Programme includes literacy and numeracy classes,Authentic China NFL Jerseys
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, movies and videos, health education and personal responsibility discussions.It is hoped that the young people in the programme will significantly improve their self-esteem, dramatically increase their literacy and numeracy skills, forge strong lifetime friendships,wholesale jerseys
, become stewards of their communities, assist their parents and families in becoming better citizens, and also develop to be well balanced young people with career expectations that will get them out of poverty.The 70 young participants are separated into four groups where Ashley Clarke and Lashanna Bevney tutor the youngest students (3-5 years), while Shaundell Jacobs (Treasurer) and Charmaine Graham, tutor the 6-9 year-olds.Nicola Gonsalves (Vice Chairman) and Efia Griffith (Project Co-ordinator) the 10-13 year olds, while Clayon Halley (Chairman) and Paul Mc Allister are responsible for the 14-16 year age group.A hot meal is provided, as many of the kids are from poor families. There are also special activities on holidays, such as kite flying exercise that was hosted at the Botanical Gardens during last Easter.PARENT INVOLVEMENTThe heart of the mentorship programme is the goal of building stronger relationships between the young people of Albouystown, their parents or guardians, and the community. The Young Leaders, through the assistance of Food for the Poor (Guyana) Inc., are currently distributing a “hamper of essential foodstuff” to the participating families in the community.Each family receiving the “hamper” has reciprocal responsibilities. These are two-fold being child-parent and community environmental health responsibilities.KEY INITIATIVEThe Young Leaders are now engaged in their community change project, which is one of the deliverables of the ACDA/IDB Programme. Each of the three Young Leaders groups from Albouystown, Agricola and Buxton is tasked with doing something in their communities that will have a discernible change.For the Young Leaders of Albouystown, they have decided to refurbish the Faith of God Church which they have negotiated for the hosting of their weekly Mentorship Programme.Pastor Greaves, who owns the Church, has agreed to work in partnership with The Young Leaders of Albouystown.The Church itself has not been used since the early 1990s and currently has a very porous roof that leaks when there is any amount of rainfall .This has resulted in at least two cancelations since the programme began. The Church also has no electricity or water.The Young Leaders need to fix the roof? (60 zinc sheets are needed),? re-wire the entire building as there is none; fix the wooden doors and windows; and have some basic infrastructure such as a few desks, a refrigerator and stove.Habitat for Humanity has committed some wood, nails and manual labour when the refurbishing begins.