Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. (VYC) wishes to extend an invitation to the public to attend a Graduation ceremony hosted for 120 Youth who successfully participated in a Marginalized Youth project. The project titled ‘Improving the quality of life of Marginalized youth’ is part of an 2-year sub-agreement between the VYC and Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and El Centro de Orientacion e Investigacion Integral (COIN) under PANCAP – Global Fund Round 9 project. The agreement came into effect on 1st October 2013 and concluded 30th September, 2015.

The project targets youth between the ages of 15- 25 years affected directly and/or indirectly by HIV/AIDS, unemployed, and homeless for the purpose of accessing 1 month training in HIV prevention and livelihood development. In addition, youth also benefited from case management support, counseling and testing, employment training and job placement.

The graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 10.00 am – 12.00 Noon at the Ministry of Education, Department of Youth and Sport – Music Center,located at Brickdam opposite G.T&T, Georgetown, from 10:00am to 12:00 noon.

Among the speakers will include: Bonita Hunter, VYC Board Chairman, Zenita Nicholson, CVC/COIN-Country Coordinator, Ms. Shevon Savory, VYC Project Coordinator under CVC/COIN project.

The Davis Memorial Hospital, Kevin’s Reflection, Sana construction service, GTIC and Chase’s Academy had endorsed the project and granted support for participants to obtain free HIV/AIDS counseling, testing and  treatment, education, and jobs.

Volunteer Youth Corps Inc is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that is dedicated for the past 18 years to improving the quality of life of children and youth through access to health, social and economic support.

The media is invited to cover this event.

Released by: Project Management Department