Youth Challenge Guyana (YCG) offers young people from Guyana and abroad opportunities to utilize leadership and conflict resolution skills to contribute to community-driven development projects. The program implements projects that build and strengthen the capacity of communities and improve the livelihood of individuals across Guyana.
YCG, in partnership with the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS), provides HIV prevention services to key populations in Region 1 of Guyana with funding provided through grants awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC). The project offers a range of prevention services including peer outreach and education, support group meetings, life skills sessions, risk reduction counseling and psychosocial support, counseling and testing for HIV, and stigma and discrimination training. In addition, YCG distributes condoms, lubricants, and behavior change communication materials. The program targets sex workers, miners, and adjacent community members in Region 1.