The signing ceremony for the Grant Assistance for the Grass-roots Human Security Project (GGP) recipient took place at 11:00 a.m. on February 7, 2020, at the Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. Main Office in Lot ‘E’ Luckhoo Street, Durban Backlands, Georgetown, Guyana. The recipient of the grant assistance was, the Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. The organization received grant aid for the cumulative value of US$95,269 in grant aid from the Government of Japan to assist in their infrastructure development which will enable the organization will be able to create more ample space to carry out VYC’s activities and provide educational support to youth in Guyana.
Under the theme “Present Innovators, Future Creators,” the event brought together 400 students from 11 Secondary schools in Georgetown. These schools have been actively implementing the STEM after-school programme facilitated by Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. A team of engineers from ExxonMobil joined students throughout the day to participate in various exercises and experiments. ExxonMobil Guyana has partnered with VYC Inc to implement STEM education in schools since 2012. In the afterschool programme students are exposed to practical lessons in Physics, Chemistry, Integrated Science and Information Technology. There is also a three-day Science Camp at a local environmental facility.
Students from the Volunteer Youth Corps’ STEM after-school program were awarded for their outstanding academic performance. The STEM After-school program is implemented in 11 secondary schools around Georgetown.
The Program is funded by: ExxonMobil.
Students from Dolphin Secondary School, Charlestown Secondary School, Central High School & Richard Ismael Secondary School at Volunteer Youth Corps ‘ Robotics competition yesterday at the Regency Suits /Hotel.
Congrats to all the students who participated.
Volunteer Youth Corps’ Seventh annual STEM conference will be held at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel, Saturday, November 30th, 2019. Under the theme: ‘Present Innovators, Future Creators’
Under the funding of ExxonMobil, our organization will bring together 400+ students from across 11 High schools participating the STEM After school program in Georgetown At the conference, it is our hope that students will be excited to be part of the various practical exercises planned. Activities include: Science experiments, robotics and technology exhibition and competition and presentations from various guest speakers in STEM including the oil and gas sector.
Six Secondary schools implementing the STEM After-school program under the Volunteer Youth Corps were given 12 Robotics kits, last Thursday 12th September, 2019. The event will aid the schools in implementing the Robotics component of the STEM program for the Academic year 2019/20.
Present at the event were ExxonMobil representative – Deedra Moe, Guyana Public and Government Affairs Manager alongside Mr. Ron Robinson, Vice Chairman- Volunteer Youth Corps and Headteachers of the various schools who were the recipients of the robotics kits.
Four hundred (400) of Guyana’s youths gathered, on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 for the Volunteer Youth Corps’ Incorporated 6th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference.
Held at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel, the event sponsored by ExxonMobil catered for students from approximately 14 schools across the country.
In brief remarks, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), VYC, Goldie Scott, explained that since 2012, VYC has been hosting its After-School Interactive Math and Science Program, now STEM. Through support from ExxonMobil and approval from the Ministry of Education it has made a few adjustments.
Signing of MOU between NCC and GCCI regarding collaboration on taxation reform that benefits non-governmental organisations in Guyana
The National Coordinating Coalition Inc. (NCC) and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) signed a memorandum of understanding concerning improved tax facilities for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) at 13:00hrs on Friday, 27th January 2017 at the GCCI office located at 156 Waterloo Street, North Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana. The signing of the MoU was done by Mr. Dmitri Nicholson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, NCC and Mr. Vishnu Doerga,