Yesterday, the Parliament Office officially launched its Youth Parliament which is expected to see the participation of 40 students from secondary schools across nine administrative regions, the Department of Public Information (DPI) said.The Youth Parliament will be held from August 6-12 under the theme “Our Generation, Our Voice to Inspire, Encourage, Impact”. The week of activities will begin on Monday with a training seminar for the participants.Public and private secondary school students will receive training before the August 10 sitting, DPI said. The students will receive presentations from Members of Parliament and be taken on tours around the city during their stay in Georgetown for the week.Jocette Bacchus, the Clerk of Committees, said the objective of the Youth Parliament is to ensure young people are involved in parliamentary democracy and understand the principles that underpin democracy while developing elocution skills.The students will be debating motions on topical matters such as the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy and suicide prevention, capping of CSEC subjects and the oil and gas industry.
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