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. This Project was the third collaboration between VYC and GGP, following previous grants provided in 2004 and 2008. Ambassador Tatsuo Hirayama attended the ceremony virtually and delivered remarks on behalf of his Government. Also in attendance were: the Honorable Charles Ramson Jr., Minister of Culture Youth and Sports; Mr. Forbes July, Director of Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Kashir Khan, Honorary Consul General for Japan in Guyana; Mr. Ron Robinson, Vice Chairman of the Board of VYC; and Ms. Goldie Scott, Chief Executive Officer of VYC.
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