Week 3- The Half Way Point

How crazy it is to think that we are half way done this journey! The G-Town crew had a busy and exciting week, filled with new schools, new faces and new experiences. This week, we began teaching at multiple Region 4 public schools, adding 15 new classes to our weekly schedule.

GRPA Comprehensive Sexuality Education Toolkit launch!

On Monday, we went to a play about suicide and depression starring one of the youth members at the GRPA! It was amazing to witness fellow youth working to raise awareness on these important topics. Later in the week, we were invited to celebrate the launch of the GRPA’s Comprehensive Sexuality Education Toolkit. We can not wait to implement and incorporate many of the activities and guidelines outlined in the toolkit into our own lessons.

At school, we taught a variety of topics, including STIs and Contraception, Suicide and Depression, Nutrition, and Bullying. A highlight for all teaching pairs includes enthusiastic participation from Form 3 and 4 students during our male and female condom demonstrations. We are continually impressed by the motivation and desire to learn of our students, and are excited with every new question put in the question box.

Thursday morning, we spoke about Hygiene and Nutrition on the National Television Network’s Morning Show. Feeling more comfortable behind the camera, we hope to continue engaging this slice of Guyana’s population in the upcoming weeks.

One of the million pictures taken at the beautiful Kaieteur Falls

This weekend, we were joined by the Berbesties (Shannen, Lexi, Cora and Patrick) where we exchanged stories and lessons learned of the past 3 weeks. We are excited to implement some of their best practices in our future classes! In our short time together, we also had the pleasure of exploring one of the most amazing natural wonders, Kaieteur Falls, the biggest single drop waterfall in the world! It was a day we will never forget, with memories (and pictures) that will last a lifetime.

See ya on the flip side,

G-Town Crew
Shayna, Andrew, Becca, Grace

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