Celebrating Guyana’s 47th Independence Day!

Hello again! Everything has been extremely well these last few weeks. This past weekend had been very eventful, with Guyana’s Independence Day falling on the Sunday; celebrating 47 years as an independent nation. The Georgetown team was extra excited about the weekend because Kevin and Kate were coming up from Berbice for a visit! It had been since the beginning of project since we had all been together, so reunited was a wonderful (and emotional) experience. The Canadian cake we […]

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An Adventurous Trip into Guyana’s Interior

Hey Everyone! Sorry for this delayed post but we have had a very busy past week and a half that we are really excited to share with all of you right now! Enjoying some lemonade in between classes Last Monday, we returned to Newmarket Primary School and No. 59 Primary School and had our first lesson at Massiah Primary School. We taught our intro Values and Goal Setting Lesson at Massiah and the first part of Anatomy and Puberty at […]

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Coconut, Guava, and Pine, Oh My!

Hello Everyone! Georgetown team here! Adam and Janet teaching nutrition at Community College. We apologize for the delay in blog posts, but we have become super busy! We have added five new schools into our teaching schedule since our last post, which means we are now teaching at ten different schools throughout Georgetown! The new schools have been extremely welcoming to us, with friendly staff members and well behaved students. Some of our classes are as small as 7 students, and […]

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Playing ‘ Ninja’ at the Letter Kenny Youth Friendly Space Hello again everyone! We’ve had a busy past couple of days here in Berbice! Wednesday morning was our first time teaching at the Guyana Business College and we taught a lesson on Values and Goal Setting to a class of 14-16 year olds. The lesson went really well and based on their great feedback and questions we taught another lesson there the following day on Healthy Relationships and Abuse. Although […]

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Update and Long Awaited Pictures from Berbice!

Hello again everyone!We’ve finally figured out how to upload pictures from the compters at the internet cafe so you can look forward to seeing what we’re up to!  Us after our first lesson at the Vrymen’s Erven Training Centre Saturday morning we went and explored the market in Port Mourant. There were lots of vendors selling everything from fresh fruit and veggies to household cleaning products. The variety was spectacular and we had a great  time trying out some delicious […]

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Week 1 Complete: Incredible People, Successful Lessons, & Fun Games!

Hi again! Georgetown team here! Beth, Allie & Janet outside of Sophia Secondary School. We’ve just finished our first full week of teaching and we cannot believe how smoothly it’s gone! Throughout this week, we’ve met some very inspiring people; the women who run the youth spaces, spending all day selflessly providing a safe place for children; the youth volunteers who act as role models, giving up their free time to lead within the community; and finally the teachers who […]

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Hello from Berbice!

We are happy to say that we finally got to an intenet cafe here in Berbice so that we can keep you posted on what we are up to. After a final lunch all together on Sunday back in Gerogetown, we were sad to be leaving but were excited for what awaited us in Berbice! The three of us (Kevin, Kate, Joe) arrived in Berbice early Sunday evening after a beautiful and scenic two hour drive. We are staying in […]

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First Days of Teaching!

Hey again!  Georgetown team here!  Before our first class! We’re all settled in nicely at Rima’s Guesthouse and are beginning to be able to navigate ourselves around Georgetown. Tuesday was our first day of teaching since arriving, and the 4 of us (Allie, Adam, Janet, Haily), all taught together. Our first lesson was at David Rose Secondary School in West Ruimveldt and we could not have asked for a better first class! The students were extremely polite and participated actively […]

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WE’RE HERE!!

Hello everyone! Can’t believe we’re here! We’re here! We finally made it to Guyana early on Friday morning after 8 hours of traveling and 7 months of preparation. Although it was raining when we arrived, we instantly noticed the heat and humidity. We were so happy to see the familiar faces of Beth and Joe waiting for our arrival. After the reunion, we piled into a cab and were instantly awakened by the local style of driving. When reached Georgetown, […]

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Peer Educators Arrive Tomorrow!

New Youth Friendly Space in New Amsterdam So the last few days have been extremely eventful and full of running around from one appointment to the next, as well as exploring around the city to reacquaint ourselves with our surroundings. As we had more or less anticipated, things sometimes take a little longer to get moving than we had hoped but we got our phones all activated and met with our wonderful contact from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and […]

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