Linden students graduate from Heritage Awareness programme

first_imgOver 40 students between the ages of 8 and 11 years old, who hail from the community of Linden and attend any of five primary schools around Linden, have received training from the National Trust of Guyana through its Heritage Initiative.During the course of the 5-day programme, participants were involved in the construction of models of national sites, quizzes, and a tour of the local heritage sites.Chief Executive Officer of the National Trust, Nirvana Persaud-Chandernauth, in her address to the students, said that while the programme is in its 8th year, it is the first to be held in Linden.“This is our first programme in Linden. So you are the lucky ones, who can safely say you’re the first to experience this particular heritage hands-on programme”, Persaud- Chandernauth said. She added that the programme is about sharing knowledge on history, and she encouraged the students to share what they have learned with others.“You now are the ones we expect to pass the knowledge on to your siblings and to your brothers and sisters, your cousins, your friends at school… Pass the knowledge on about what you’ve learnt, about how much you’ve learnt about your heritage, Linden’s heritage, and where you came from”, she encouraged.The institution recently held its eighth annual Children’s Awareness Heritage Awareness programme graduation ceremony at the Mackenzie Primary School, where the students all received certificates and a copy of the Linden Heritage Trail publication.The programme has been sponsored by the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sport.last_img read more