Stakeholders sensitised ahead of Harmony Village 2018

first_imgThe Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion along with representatives from several organisations and other stakeholders participated in a “Multi-Stakeholder Sensitisation for the 4th annual “Harmony Village 2018” at the Umana Yana, Kingston on Tuesday.Participants of the 4th annual Harmony VillageHeld under the theme “Building Partnerships: Promoting Community and National Cohesion,” the sensitisation programme is aimed at endorsing the various cultures and the ethnic, religious identities of social groups in Guyana.The participants were briefed on the work of the Department of Social Cohesion; while a look was taken at the upcoming second edition of “Harmony Village” billed for April 12 on Main Street (opposite Courts), as a key activity of the department designed to bring diverse groups together to promote cohesion and harmony.The sensitisation event was also set up to assist participants to better understand social cohesion as an approach to community and national development.Addressing the gathering, Technical Officer of the Ministry, Olive Gopaul, pointed out that the activity will bring together Government agencies, religious organisations, social groups, ethnic groups as well as the international community for one spectacular display.The village is said to create an opportunity for inclusion and the presentation of a myriad of diverse groups, which work towards the common goal of displaying and celebrating Guyana’s beauty and diversity.The event will feature approximately 30 booths, which will promote local and international cuisine, cultural wear, dance, poetry, folklore and the display of art, artefacts and literature.The Harmony Village opens at 09:30h and will run until 18:00h on Main Street, between Church and Quamina Streets. Admission is free.last_img