The US Embassy yesterday announced that three young Guyanese entrepreneurs will be participating in the 2017 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program.
A release from the embassy said that the five-week programme, sponsored by the US Depart-ment of State, will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America to the United States to bolster their business or social venture plans, learn from US. counterparts, and share best practices.
Out of well over 3,000 applications submitted from the region, three young Guyanese leaders have been accepted to the prrogramme, the release said.
Suzanne Hamilton is the Founder of Sosh Solutions in Linden, which offers globally recognized professional qualification courses for local entrepreneurs.
Charles Hutson founded Ecab, a mobile app for calling taxis that allows cab-seekers to electronically hail the closest available cab.
Christine Profitt is the founder of The Scrubs Hub which provides quality medical garments and personal protective gear for medical professionals across Guyana at an affordable cost.
The YLAI Professional Fellows Program kicks off in Atlanta, Georgia, the release said. The young leaders then participate in four-week fellowships in cities throughout the United States.
The programme concludes with a closing summit in Washington, DC, focused on leadership and skills development training.