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GPM Teen Camp 2017 positively impacts youths

One hundred and nineteen youths, aged 14 to 16 years, from Regions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10, enjoyed a brief stint away from their homes and were positively impacted, at the Guyana People's Militia 2017 Teen Camp, from August 22 through 26. This group included 17 members of the Council of Friends of New Amsterdam (COFONA) under the leadership of Mr. Lincon Williams.

Following some basic regimentation to ensure that they understood and appreciated the disciplined environment, the youths were engaged in learning National Policy and Basic Jungle Survival Skills.

They also had regular Physical Training sessions which were designed to enhance their levels of fitness.  The GPM Teen Camp, is designed to allow youths from all over Guyana to benefit from the opportunity to see a part of their country they might otherwise never had, to socialise, and to begin a process of learning about the GPM and its role in the society. In addition, the Camp forms the incubator for their involvement as young patriots. In this regard, they gain an understanding of the importance of defending Guyana from internal and external threats. Further, the Camp helps them gain a greater appreciation of the military, and also lays the foundation for their consideration of careers in the military after they complete secondary education.