Hello! Playing ‘electric fence’ at Youth Friendly Space.        Berbice team here, writing a very much delayed blog entry! A lot has happened in this past week. We have been continuously teaching at the Letter Kenny Youth Friendly Space, finishing off our communications topics and moving on to physical health topics. The kids there have definitely warmed up to us! Since it is an after school program we try and make the lessons as fun and engaging as possible, […]

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Surprise!

Time for some Georgetown updates! “Mother May I,” a game the kids taught us After our busy day on Friday, we had another busy day with 2 teaching sessions and games afterwards at a couple community centres. In the morning after the lesson, we attempted to play cricket with the kids. Arash hit the ball a few times, and seemed to be the one who got to do the most, while the rest of us stood in the outfield and […]

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All On Our Own

Hi everyone, Arash here! Today marks the 14th day since our arrival to Georgetown and also the second day we are completely on our own. Kelly left Georgetown for Toronto yesterday morning as her trip was cut short due to the recent flooding in Lethem. So, it is now completely up to us to explore the town, make new contacts, and represent QHO to the best of our abilities. I should mention however that Jamie is still in Berbice and […]

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Georgetown – Can’t believe it’s already been 10 days…

Hey everyone, Beth and Arash checking in! We can’t believe that this is only the second week of our stay here in Georgetown, Guyana, as we feel like we have already done so much and experienced a lot of the culture that Guyana has to offer. But most importantly, we have all become accustomed to the ways of the city and feel very much at home. For our first week in Guyana, we mostly taught as a group of 4 […]

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Georgetown Update

Hi Everyone! Leslie here. We are early risers in Georgetown as the sun rises around 5:30am! It is awesome because we get all of our lessons prepared early in the morning, and collect all of our teaching supplies so we’re ready to go. We have lots to update you on, as we were super busy this weekend. Friday we all taught at Royal Academy. Myself and Arash taught the From 1 and 2’s and Beth and Sydney taught the Form […]

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One week since we arrived!

Hello from Berbice,              I can’t believe it has been one week already since we arrived last Sunday. It seems like it was just yesterday that we got on the plane in Toronto and yet it feels at the same time like we have been here for ages allready. We are becoming more and more comfortable in our surroundings and I am definitely becoming more accustomed to the local accents. I find myself struggling far less to understand even the […]

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Berbice PE’s

Greetings from Letter Kenny!          This is our third day here in the Berbice area! Berbice is the area surrounding and including New Amsterdam, and the new name of our project. It was renamed to Berbice because most of our teaching will be outside the city, including the small town of Letter Kenny where our house is. It has been a very busy couple of days! We arrived in New Amsterdam at around noon on Wednesday where we explored for […]

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Georgetown – Project Director update

Hey everyone! Kelly here. I have now been back in Guyana for 10 days! It has been such an incredible experience to return to Guyana this year as one of the Project Directors. Having spent 8 weeks teaching here last year, it’s been so great to reunite with old friends, recognize former students (oh, how I’ve missed being called “Miss Kelly”!), eat at my favourite restaurants, and be able to confidently navigate the streets of Georgetown right from the start […]

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Georgetown – Goodbyes and more teaching

Hey everyone, Our friend the sloth!  We have been quite busy the past two days hence why we were not able to update the blog yesterday. We started off the day yesterday by making a trip to the Guyana Zoo in Georgetown so that we could see more of Georgetown and understand where the locals lime (hang) out. We got to see many exotic animals that are native to South America such as the Giant Otter, Anaconda, and the Harpy […]

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Georgetown – First teaching day!

Our new friend who told us to bring back his picture to Canada to show our friends!  Hey everyone,  This is the Georgetown team! It’s the second day and we already feel like we have done tons. We started off today by walking around town and visiting a few marketplaces. It would be an understatement if I said that we were not overwhelmed by the large number of people and vendors that were crowding the streets.  Although our pre-departure training warned […]

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