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Guyana mentors its men and boys

Regional 25 Oct, 2022 Follow News

Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali meets GDF soldiers

Guyana has announced a revolutionary program to mentor men and boys to become better citizens and more community-spirited people.

President Irfaan Ali announced the 1000-men program which intends bringing together men from across Guyana, to address the challenges faced by males of all ages.

The initiative will see senior officials of the Guyana Defence Force, the Guyana Police Force, and 100 local sportsmen, 100 religious leaders, 100 male teachers, community workers, farmers and entertainers contribute.

Ali said of the program: “It is to work against violence, it is working to make men better, at being good men, responsible men, responsible boys, responsible youths in the society.”

Ali said a main aspect of the program will be the initiation of a network of men who will address all issues, including violence against women and children. Guyana is enjoying a huge increase in revenue from its new-found wealth, which many expect to trickle down to the whole population. But that vast wealth could bring another set of problems. Ali added: “You don’t need to be rich to smile at each other, you don’t need to be rich to be kind.”

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