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Peace Corps Organizes Workshop for Essequibo Students

The United States Peace Corps over the last two days hosted 20 Essequibo students in Georgetown for a workshop on "Career Building through Information Technology."Ten of the students were from Cotton Field Secondary School and ten from Wakenaam Secondary.The workshop was conducted at the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) building on Brickdam on Monday and at the University of Guyana on Tuesday.The United States Embassy said the workshop, funded by the Peace Corps in collaboration with in-country partners, was designed to teach secondary school students effective job search strategies and to avoid risky behaviours that can jeopardise future success.The workshop focused on computer training, resume writing, and educational counselling.Students were also taught about effective measures to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS.The embassy said that using the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) funding, two Peace Corps Volunteers developed community-based projects that utilise information technology to help students find employment and avoid risky behaviours. (via
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