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CARICOM Secretariat to empower Guyana's youth with animation skills
Published on July 25, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- A group of young people in Guyana will get an opportunity to learn valuable animation skills through a project coordinated by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat.

The project, which is being implemented in collaboration with Animae Caribe and the Guyana ministry of culture, youth and sport, is designed around the use of animation as a tool to address youth crime and violence, and safeguard cultural heritage.

A workshop, targeting youth with computer skills and who have an interest in the arts, will provide the participants with basic knowledge to create animated short films. It will run from July 28-31 at the Guyana International Conference Centre.

This is the fourth workshop in an initiative supported by the USAID funded CARICOM programme for crime and violence prevention project. Two one-day workshops were held in Suriname during CARIFESTA XI in August 2013 with approximately 50 young people benefiting from the training. The third one-day workshop involving 20 young inmates was held at the Youth Training Centre (YTC) in Trinidad and Tobago in October 2013 prior to the Animae Caribe Animation and Digital Media Festival.
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