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Published on July 13th, 2013 | by Chriseana Ramrekha - Guyana Chronicle Online

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Republic Bank gives $1.5M for training nearly 200 children in steel pan…more steel pan workshops in demand

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony yesterday received a $1.5M cheque from Republic Bank (Guyana) Ltd to facilitate the fourth annual PanStart Pan Minors Literacy programme which is being held from July 8-25. Making remarks after receiving the cheque at the National School of Music, Brickdam, Georgetown, Dr. Anthony expressed gratitude to the bank for once again coming on board this programme, which will see 175 children being trained in the steel pan art form.

He asserted that the relationship between his ministry and Republic Bank is a model one, and expressed hope that other companies will follow this example and develop a similar relationship. According to the culture minister, training will take place with students in Regions 4(Demerara/Mahaica), 5(Mahaica/Berbice), 6(East Berbice/Corentyne) and 10(Upper Demerara/Upper Berbice), and the ministry is happy that so many persons have expressed interest in learning to play the steel pan.

Dr. Anthony noted that they have donated a steel pan to Tagore Memorial Secondary in Region 6, which allows the students there to experience this programme for the first time. This programme, he pointed out, has also facilitated an increase in the number of school bands participating in the Mashramani Steel Pan competition. He stated that the ministry is aiming to create other opportunities for children to play the steel pan, and encourages these students to participate in their school bands as well as the Mashramani competition.

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