CWC VIBES spread the word
Guyana Chronicle
January 14, 2007

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TRAINERS from Cricket World Cup Volunteers who are Intelligent, Bold, Bright, Enthusiastic and Sensational (CWC VIBES) yesterday began a two-day training seminar for 350 local volunteers.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony, who is also the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), in declaring the training session open said volunteerism helps with a person’s integration into society.

Speaking to the volunteers in the Queen’s College auditorium, Anthony expressed pleasure with the number of persons who have indicated their interest in the training and said they will make an impression on the thousands of tourists expected here beginning March.

According to the minister, because of the overwhelming response the volunteer programme has received, the ministry has embarked on the Guyana Volunteer Programme.

He said 1,000 persons are being targeted and so far 300 have been successfully recruited. Another 200 has been short-listed.

The minister said these persons will be working along with the CWC volunteers for the event.

He pointed out that preparations for the event have come a long way and he is confident the country will be ready.

We are very confident that at this stage we will be ready to host Cricket World Cup in Guyana,” Anthony declared.

Topics being covered in the seminar include functioning as a team, organising yourself in the workplace, risk and safety measures, rights and responsibilities and service excellence.