• 40 adolescent mothers from Central and Upper Corentyne to participate in re-integration programme

    Forty adolescent mothers in the Central and Upper Corentyne district have registered to participate in the Re-integration of Adolescent Mothers programme through the Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) programme of the Ministry of Education.

  • 44 graduate from ITC programme

    Forty one youths of Linden are now equipped with the knowledge needed to tap into Guyana’s frontier industries, now that they have completed the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Training programme, says Marlon Pearson, Senior Administrator of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA).

  • Adolescent mothers in Region One being trained in cookery

    - To receive small business start-up kit upon completion

  • Education Month continues with Region Three’s Career Fair

    The Department of Education, Region Three, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara held its second annual career day today in the compound of the West Demerara Secondary School under the theme: Predict your future by creating it. 

  • Health and Family Life Education critical to children development-Minister Henry tells Diplomatic Luncheon

    Delivering the feature address at a diplomatic luncheon organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and (United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS) UNAIDS at the Herdmanston Lodge, Minister of Education Hon Nicolette Henry said empowering young people with skills for healthy living is critical to their holistic development.

  • Region Three Guidance Fair a platform for students to access information

    Under the theme, “Predict your Future by Creating it,” the Department of Education, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara held its second annual Career Guidance Day today in the compound of the West Demerara Secondary School which attracted scores of secondary school students from Grades 9 to 11.

  • Teachers get training in family life, health matters

    The regional administration of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) has trained several teachers ahead of the reopening of school on Monday.

  • TOR - Individual Consultant for Comprehensive Sexuality Education for the Spotlight Initiative

    The European Union and the United Nations in partnership with the Ministry of Education, under the Spotlight Initiative, invites suitably qualified candidates to fill the below individual consultancy:

    Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) for the Spotlight Initiative (Nationals of Guyana only)

    Purpose of the Assignment: Under the overall supervision of the Youth and Adolescent Officer of UNICEF, the Consultant will work in close collaboration with the UNICEF team and stakeholders [inclusive of the Ministry of Education and other relevant UN organizations with expertise and interest in CSE, such as UNESCO and UNFPA] and will:

    1.Provide quantitative and qualitative information to selected Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) teachers in identified regions on a positive life-cycle approach to sexuality, gender equity norms/attitudes and behaviours, gender related violence, CSE and the root cause of violence in Regions 1,4,6,7.

    2.Develop manuals to be used with 1) teachers and the Cyril Potter College of Education - CPCE , 2) FBOs and CSOs, as well as develop classroom sessions for children to address a positive life-cycle approach to sexuality, gender equity norms/attitudes and behaviours and, gender related violence

    3.Build the capacity of teachers, CSOs and FBOs to apply a positive life-cycle approach to sexuality, gender equity norms/attitudes and behaviours and, gender related violence

    4.Develop programme and community engagement manuals for in-school children and out-of-school adolescents and youth on gender equity norms/attitudes and behaviours and, gender related violence to address a positive life-cycle approach to sexuality, gender equity norms/attitudes and behaviours, gender related and root cause of violence in Regions 1,4,6,7.

    How to apply: http://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/job/541456?lApplicationSubSourceID=

    Closing date: October 29th, 2021

    The United Nations has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the UN Mission, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.