After climbing Turtle Mountain, Region Eight, the Youth Ambassadors of the Rights of the Child Commission (RCC) signed a declaration for youth empowerment in Guyana, the Department of Public Information (DPI) said yesterday.
The declaration, part of a youth camp at Iwokrama, commits to ideals and standards of youth participation and development in pursuance of engendering a more democratic, socially cohesive and educated society.
DPI said that the Turtle Mountain declaration was presented by the youths yesterday, at a press conference held at the RCC’s Queenstown Office.
Youth Ambassador, Shaquawn Gill said that one of the standards adopted is to continue to pursue educational and professional advancement in the interest of their social economic advancement.
“As youth ambassadors, we believe every day is another day to learn…therefore we intended to put our educational development abode other things.”
Chairperson of the Rights of the Child Commission, Aleema Nasir said that the ambassadors continue to be supportive of the work of the RCC. She said that youths will be able to go back into their communities and engage children of their own ages.
Ambassadors Nareema Khan, Ruth Wilson, Naiome Bacchus and Jeremy Fraser also spoke of their experiences during the youth camp. They had the opportunity to engage and interact with youths from the Fairview Village among other activities.