Sunday 21 October, 2018

Three Mayaro constituents chosen for US Youth Voices programme

Mayaro MP Rushton Paray was pleased to recommend three Youth Constituents of Mayaro, Ryan Moren, Dillon Douglas and Tesila Manoe, to participate in the Embassy of the United States of America Youth Voices International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) from December 10 to December 20, 2017.

In a statement, Paray said these young leaders have stood out in the community of Mayaro and he is hopeful that this opportunity at an International level will augur well with their personal development and that of their respective organizations and community.

Moren is the Mayaro Scout Troop Leader and is Chairman of an Education Committee, while Douglas is the Founder of 'Mountainyou Catalyzation' and a Motivational Speaker.

Tesila Manoe is a Director at All Mayaro Sports Foundation and also sits on a number of boards at the community level.

Officials from the U.S. Embassy interviewed numerous youth leaders from the Mayaro Constituency who were highly recommended by MP Rushton Paray and subsequently the trio was selected.

The IVLP is administered and sponsored by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Department of State and has the goal of strengthening the bonds between the United States and participating countries through exposure to U.S. policies and society.

Paray said the Trinidad and Tobago youth cohort, comprising of nine representatives from various societal transformation organisations, will travel to Washington where they will meet other youth leaders from around the world and share ideas and best practices including but not limited to positive youth engagement, deterrence of violence and progressive societal transformation.

These three youth leaders will bring their experience and learning from Washington to the Mayaro Constituency with the goal of fueling positive societal transformation.

"The Office of the Member of Parliament for Mayaro continues in his drive to create more leaders in the Constituency of Mayaro," the release said.