THE Global Shapers Community of the Georgetown Hub is urging all Guyanese to join its volunteers programme. This is because it recognises the need to provide opportunity to a wider cross-section of individuals to contribute to its projects and activities.Over the last two years, the Hub has enjoyed overwhelming support from friends in various communities. As such, it feels the need to engage the Guyanese society to help communities in dire need of assistance.
The Hub is encouraging individuals interested to volunteer on any of its projects. Members of youth groups, volunteer platform or non-governmental organisation (NGO) are also welcome to join this volunteer programme.
Application forms can be accessed online at: http://bit.ly/ghvapply. Applicants will be contacted by a Georgetown Shaper within five days of submitting his/her completed form.
Selected volunteers will be continuously updated on the Hub’s projects, and can select which one they prefer to participate in based on their individual interests. A clear line of communication with the volunteers will also be maintained by the Hub, and volunteers will be called on to support completion of projects as well as to share and attend events held by the Georgetown Hub.
The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, achievements, and drive to make a contribution to their communities.
The community is also an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Communities are created to the Hub in executing projects for greater impact and community involvement.
Some of the activities/projects are: annual HeadStart! Stationery Drive, an International Peace Day Event, and capacity building workshops such as the Ultimate Communications Workshop.
The Global Shapers Community is a worldwide network of more than 400 city-based Hubs, developed and led by promising young leaders between the ages of 20 and 30, who want to build on their achievements and entrepreneurial drive to make a positive contribution to their communities. Together, they embody the “community of the future”, bringing together empowered youth in a community that is diverse, decentralised, and digitally hyper-connected.
Additionally, the Hub is independent, neutral and non-political. (Shivanie Sugrim)