Bina Hill Institute Youth Learning Centre

Mission Statement


To build the capacity of the Youth of the North Rupununi and Guyana by developing leadership skills, fostering a love for the indigenous culture and the management of the environment , while expanding upon the existing social and cultural framework, thus preparing them for life in an ever-changing world.


BHI YLC Students

The Youth Learning Centre of the Bina Hill Institute is a unique institution that focuses on training youth in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Wildlife Management, Agriculture, Tourism, Business Studies, Life Skills, Traditional Skills, Basic Computer Skills, Mathematics and English. Youth also do leadership training. Agriculture is done theoretically and in a practical manner.


At the end of the two year residential programme students are given a certificate detailing subjects and programs they have completed ( Not accredited as yet ) Students can also go on to higher institutions of learning.






At the end of the school year July 2011 sixteen students graduated from the centre after completing the two year programme. Of these, six students are now attending the Guyana School of Agriculture and pursuing courses in Forestry, Fisheries and the Certificate in Agriculture. Two have been employed by the Iwokrama International Centre as Tour Guides and another three as Interns on the Iwokrama/ NRDDB Butterfly Project. One student from this batch has also been employed by the North Rupununi District Development Board as Assistant Farm Manager at the Bina Hill demonstration farm.

BHI YLC Students - conservation classBHIYLC students in a cultural performanceStudents doing forestry

Eleven students of the 2nd year wrote the Mathematics and English A CXC examination in May/ June, 2012.


Traditional Skills Training:

Students are continuing training in Traditional Skills like basketry and wood carving. It is also intended to teach the skills of cotton spinning and weaving.


Past - Principals of the Youth Learning Centre  are Mr Vincent Henry and Ms Patricia Fredericks.

The current Principal is Mr Victor Ferreira M.S



Bina Hill Institute, Youth Learning Centre


North Rupununi

Region 9

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