The Guyana IYV 2001 Committee
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The Guyana IYV 2001 Committee was formalized in January 2001. The Committee is responsible for the observation and celebration of IYV in Guyana in line with the IYV 2001 objectives to recgonise, facilitate, network and promote volunteerism. An activity plan has been developed for Guyana and the Committee is responsible for the execution of this plan through its coordinator, appointed in January 2001.
The Committee is currently made up of representative from the US Peace Corps, Youth Challenge Guyana, Guyana Volunteer Consultancy Inc and Canadian Executive Service Organization, Voluntary Service Overseas, Volunteer Youth Corps, Ministry of Youth Culture & Sports, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNV Guyana and a National UNV Coordinator.
IYV observances in Guyana will incorporate as many volunteering individuals, groups and organizations in Guyana. Many IYV 2001 activities will be implemented in partnership with these individuals, groups and organizations, so initiating the necessary networking in the voluntary sector in Guyana. IYV Guyana encourages volunteering individuals, groups and organizations to develop their own initiatives in observance of IYV 2001 in accordance with the IYV Guidelines.
The Guyana IYV 2001 Committee has its beginnings
in October 1999 when consultations on planning for IYV 2001 among national
and international volunteer groups commenced. This was formalized as the
Guyana IYV 2001 Steering Committee in February 2000 with representatives
from US Peace Corps; Voluntary Service Overseas; Youth Challenge Guyana;);
NGO Forum; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Youth &
Sports and UNV serving as Committee members.
The committee members of the IYV 2001 Guyana are:
Ms. Carla Thomas,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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