Young people across this land tackle their personal development with great faith that they could build a solid future.
Young men like Ryan Sukhoo, 22, who built a duck farm from five ducklings to a thriving 580-duck operation at No.
We face big challenges that feel impossible to solve, in our efforts to develop the Guyanese civilization. To motivate and inspire ourselves to stand tall, face the problems, and tackle solutions with zeal and confidence seems such a hard task.
We imitate the society around us.
This social theory, which the French thinker Rene Girard expounds with particular eloquence, explains why we behave the way we do, and why society stumbles into its blind spot of a default future.
Scanning our society for the focal point, the cornerstone of our development potential, the foundation pillar on which we build everything else, the critical key that allows our people to develop into a world class society, we come to one answer: our people.
Without strong reading and writing skills, we cannot develop this nation.
We may build massive hotels on the edge of the ocean with imported Chinese labour, but we cannot harbour a refined culture, cultivate our creative energy, or reap intellectual innovation, if our reading and writing remains poor.
Our 47th anniversary of political Independence from Britain, observed last Sunday, saw most Guyanese shrug their shoulders in resigned abandon.
Very few Guyanese feel a sense of celebration after 47 years of the Guyanese people and nation gracing the annals of human history.
We must encourage and propel, in every possible way, the critical need for the education system to put literacy first.
While Government’s focus on physical buildings is important, buildings cannot rank as the ultimate priority.