Guyana Shines Project raises awareness for a litter-free environment
The Guyana Shines Project, which is an initiative led by the Us Ambassador, with collaboration from The British and Canadian Diplomatic representatives here , Youth Challenge Guyana and the Environment Ministry, has reached another stage in its efforts to raise awareness of the need for a litter-free environment.
At a function to recognize two communities for their efforts, the project was lauded by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry responsible for the Environment, Joslyn Mc Kenzie.
The Guyana Shines project has focused on Education and has partnered with several schools since May, to get the message out, and community participation, and Us Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt, said, that the youths will have to lead the way in creating a healthier Guyana.
Ambassador Hardt said, that the communities of Lodge and Tucville were identified for the Pick it up Campaign and an evaluation of before and after the exercise saw Tucville being adjudged the winner. He was very high in praise for the commitment he saw from the efforts of the two City Wards and believes that it can have a domino effect across the Nation’s capital. He issued a strong call to action to citizens to appreciate a clean and healthy environment.
The Guyana Shines Project was launched at St. Margaret’s Primary and Headteacher there Ms. Georgiana Lewis, was very blunt in her assessment of the attitudes of those who litter but she was also positive that there could be change.