On December 1, 2021. The Volunteer Youth Corps presented ExxonMobil with an award in recognition of their outstanding contributions and ongoing commitment to the Volunteer Youth Corps’ STEM Afterschool program. STEM Afterschool Program (January 2012-2021) – The program provides online afterschool academic support for 5000+ students; grades 7-11, at 17 high schools in regions 3&4. Students are able to benefit from our annual STEM Camp, STEM conference and Awards, Robotics training and competitions, prize giving and awards ceremony. VYC connects teachers and students via ZOOM and other online platforms, as well as provides laptops,
Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. hosted its first STEM Seminar with students from the VYC STEM Afterschool Program across 18 Secondary /high schools in Guyana.
Mike Ryan, ExxonMobil’s ( ExxonMobil Guyana ) Production Manager was also present at the seminar and handed over Exxon’s donation of 20 million dollars to the Volunteer Youth Corps for the continuation of it’s STEM Afterschool program for the period of 2022 – 2023 in regions 3&4
ExxonMobil Guyana marked the 10th anniversary of its partnership with Volunteer Youth Corps Inc.
On Tuesday April 12, 2022. Minister of Labor; Honorable Joseph Hamilton conducted a walkthrough of the Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. youth Centre in Durban Backlands.
The Minister was able to greet staff and interact with robotics students.
Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. is currently exploring future collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and its programs.
On Wednesday March 9, 2022, a team from Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. (VYC) met with Minister of Labor; Honorable Joseph Hamilton, at the Ministry of Labor. The Organization gained tremendous insight into the Labor Ministry’s overarching role and the Board of Industrial Training’s accredited programs.
VYC commends the Minister on his commitment to the Ministry of Labor and his vision for the expanded services of the Board of Industrial Training.
Present at the meeting were: Goldie Scott; Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. (1st right), Mr. Nigel Niles;
VYC’s Feeding Program.
This past week, the Volunteer Youth Corps conducted another feeding exercise for the children in the communities of Lodge, Sophia and its surrounding environs. The Feeding exercise is part of a larger initiative to feed a 1000 disadvantaged children, 12 years and under, in schools and communities across Guyana. Hampers and nutritious meals are distributed by staff and volunteers who meets to package the meals on distribution days.
The value of one meal is GYD600.
Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) / KUSANONE – Guyana
The Completion Ceremony for “The Project for the Expansion of Volunteer Youth Corps Youth Center” was held on Friday 18 June 2021 at the newly renovated Volunteer Youth Corps (VYC) building in Georgetown, Guyana, with virtual participation from Port of Spain by the Embassy of Japan. VYC received a grant of US $95,269 for the renovation and expansion of its Youth Centre building, creating more ample classroom space to carry out VYC’s activities and provide educational support to youth in Guyana.
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 after-school 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. Highlights :
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.