Hinterland Schools tour concludes with visit to National Library, Parliament

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Students of the hinterland regions conclude their one-week educational
tour today at the Guyana National Library and Parliament of Guyana.
The annual trip usually forms part of the month-long activities for
Indigenous Heritage month, held every September.

“They are excited. I know they learnt a lot and I know they won’t
forget this experience. When they go back I know they will have a lot
to tell their families and friends,” Mornalisa King, a teacher
attached to the Monkey Mountain Primary School told DPI with a smile.

The group comprised students from Baramita Primary School, Port
Kaituma Secondary School in Region one and others from Monkey Mountain
Primary in Region Eight. They all agreed that the tour was very
informative as they had the opportunity to visit several locations
including the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, the Providence
National Stadium, monuments. And several notable sites around
Georgetown.

“It was good. We visit many places around Georgetown,” said Heika
Silver a student from Monkey Mountain while adding “I’m going to tell
them [classmates] about my experience, how it was in Georgetown; how
many things we saw and those that we have never seen before.”

Shavon Joseph of the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs, who
assisted on guiding the students during the tour, said the objective
is to educate the students of the hinterland regions, who have never
visited Georgetown before, about the various important landmarks and
sites.

“Every year the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs sponsors
students from the hinterland region, and provides them with an
opportunity to do different things -visit different places, we also
sometimes get them to meet the president,” she explained.

This initiative by the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs began
in 2004 when students from the various regions in the hinterland
toured the capital city of Georgetown for the first time.

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Ecotourism · Education · Forts and Landmarks · Youth

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