Guyanese teachers training to teach Venezuelan migrant children


Venezuelan child at school

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Nineteen teachers will soon begin training which will equip them with the necessary skills to teach English as a second language to children of Venezuelan migrants who’ve travelled to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to escape hardship in the Spanish-speaking nation.

The Government said it has been working with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to develop educational interventions, which will improve the learning and communication skills of these children. Eight communities in Region One are expected to benefit from this initiative.

UNHCR representative on the Multi-Stakeholder Committee, Cecilie Guerrero made this announcement at a stakeholder meeting. The Committee is tasked with monitoring the arrival of Venezuelan migrants into Guyana.

Guerrero informed the Committee that 17 teachers from Region One and two from Georgetown will gather in Mabaruma for the training. So far, in excess of 800 Venezuelan children are enrolled in schools.