Press Releases

Four teams walk away with prizes at VYC’s annual schools’ robotics competition

Kaieteur News – Following an exciting four weeks of Robotics Training at its Youth Centre in D’Urban Backlands, Volunteer Youth Corps (VYC) Inc. concluded the activity with the annual robotics competition.

According to information released by the non-profit, of the nine secondary schools that participated in the training Tucville Secondary School placed first overall and secured two additional trophies in Engineering and Design and Programming Competency. St. Rose’s High placed second overall and also won two additional trophies for Teamwork and Best Presentation.
Third place went to North Ruimveldt Secondary and a mixed team comprising of students from Dolphin Secondary,

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Volunteer Youth Corps opens to door of full-time Academy

Kaieteur News – With over 25 years of dedicated service to youth, and over a decade of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education delivery, the Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. (VYC), a local nonprofit, is now opening the doors of its full-time academy for the year 2021-2022.
According to a release from the organisation, VYC’s academy will provide modernised and small size classrooms, as well as a team of highly skilled educators prepared to enhance the learning experience, while ensuring their safety and security.
The release noted that the VYC’s specially designed curriculum prioritises STEM education,

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Volunteer Youth Corps’ CEO, Goldie Scott, is a ‘Special Person’

Leading the charge for youth impact and development…

“Under the leadership of Mr. Kenroy Roach, myself and the others would show up every Saturday at the hospital to volunteer and provide non-medical support to the nurses and doctors. The kind of support we provided included making the bed, helping out in the children’s ward, and taking blood pressure testing and every Saturday I would show up and do this religiously.”

By Rehanna Ramsay

Click here to see the original article –> Volunteer Youth Corps’ CEO,

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Volunteer Youth Corps …a humanitarian agency helping to empower our youths

Kaieteur News – Over the past 25 years, Volunteer Youth Corps (VYC) Inc., a local humanitarian agency, has been assisting youths in the areas of education, health and social development.
Under the leadership of Ms. Goldie Scott, who is a founding member of the organisation since 1996 and the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO), VYC has engaged in 25 years of initiatives geared at helping to make lives for young people in Guyana a bit easier.

Etched in its strategy to achieve this, is a holistic approach to youth development; one that embraces the highly tested notion that involves youths as active partners,

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VYC Feeding Program (Phase 1)

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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.

Signing Agreement between the Government of Japan and The Volunteer Youth Corps for the Expansion and Renovation of the Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. Centre

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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.

VYC 7th Annual STEM Conference. Nov 30th, 2019

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.