The Guyana Police Force through ‘A’ Division (Georgetown/East Bank Demerara) held its Annual Youth Challenge Camp between July 27 and August 01, 2015, at Madewini Gardens, Madewini, East Bank Demerara.


The camp which was attended by some one hundred and thirty six (136) youths between the ages of seven (7) and seventeen (17) and was planned with the aim of promoting social cohesion, discipline, leadership, respect and vocational skills training among youths from various communities within the Policing Division.


The Youth Camp was under the direct supervision of Superintendent Desiree Fowler-Goodman who was ably assisted by a number of caregivers that included police ranks and partners of the Police Social Crime Prevention initiative.


During the successful six-day camp the exuberant youths were involved in activities with a view to develop their life skills and broaden their knowledge on various aspects. This included motivational talks, etiquette, tie-dye, games, communication, anger management, conflict resolution, abstract art, human rights, fabric painting, craftwork and religious teaching.


During the closing of the well-attended camp the audience that included the Commissioner of Police Mr. Seelall Persaud, DSM, Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken, other senior officers and other ranks of the Police Force and the Director of Sports Mr. Christopher Jones, was treated to an exhibition of the craftwork and other items made by the youths.  A cultural presentation also formed part of the proceedings where the children showcased their talent in singing, dancing, poetry, modeling and skits.


Tanya London, 15 years, of the Grove Kaleidoscope Youth Group was adjudged the Best Camper and was awarded a Trophy in recognition of her exemplary performance.

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