To Our Followers: One Last Time…
We cannot believe that we are sitting here writing our last blog post and staring at our packed suitcases on the floor. Looking back at these past seven weeks, they have truly been a whirlwind of the most memorable and eventful experiences and we will never forget our time in Guyana.
On Tuesday, we combined our two classes at St. Pius Primary School for our final lesson on bullying and abuse, followed by fun and games. The students were full of energy, it was a sight to see! We will miss the students at this school dearly. It was such a pleasure to create such a great relationship with St. Pius as we welcomed them as apart of the QHO curriculum for the first time in Guyana history. We can’t wait to introduce next years group to this energetic bunch of kids!
|The St. Pius students with their Queen’s Health Outreach certificates.|
On Wednesday, unfortunately due to exams we were unable to have our final classes with Chase Academy. We are sorry that exams prevented us from saying our goodbyes, but we know the students will do great on their final exams and wish them all the best! Following this, Marni and Steve taught their final class at Adult Education Association where they were surprised with a celebration held by the school where kind words were exchanged.
|Steve and Marni with their AEA class (unfortunately Steve’s head got cut off)|
Unfortunately due to cricket matches, we were unable to have a final session on NTN This Morning. We will definitely miss the awkward close ups while we try to stay professional on television. Thursday morning, Casey and Colleen had their last class at Adult Education Association and made delicious and nutritious fruit smoothies with their students.
|Casey and Colleen on their last day with their AEA class.|
Thursday afternoon we said farewell to our Reyaz Business Institute classes with fun games of jeopardy and chocolate prizes. We were all amazed with how much information the students knew and have taken away from our lessons (Whew!).
|Marni and Casey with their RBI class.|
|Steve and Colleen with their RBI class.|
This morning we taught our last class at Sophia Training Centre and enjoyed playing basketball and having mini lessons with the students. We wish the students all the best in their final months at the training centre and the best of luck in the future. Later on today we visited one of our favourite places, Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre for our final visit with the kids. We could not wait to show the kids what surprises we had for them today! We brought soccer balls, basketballs, colouring papers and markers, skipping ropes and books. They had a blast playing with their new toys!
|Our last day at Ruimveldt.|
It is hard to believe that our project is already over! We have had the most amazing time in Guyana and have appreciated every experience we have been given. Thank you again to the Rima ladies for the making the guesthouse our home away from home for the past weeks and to all of those we have met along the way. Guyana will always be in our hearts and we wish the best of luck to the future projects- we hope you love it as much as we did!
We would like to take the opportunity to thanks everyone who has made our stay in Guyana so amazing and special. The students and teachers we worked with as well as the individuals we met along the way who added to our experience, it would not have been the same without you!
All our love,
Marni, Casey, Colleen and Steve