The Guyana Program

As QHO’s longest-running initiative, QHO Guyana has an extensive and colourful history. Established in 1989, this initiative consists of groups of Peer Educators who travel to Guyana for 7 weeks each spring to teach in numerous primary schools, high schools, youth groups, and community organizations. Our curriculum is composed of lessons about physical health, substance abuse, sexual health, mental health, communication, and leadership, all of which are specifically catered to the communities that we work in.

Over the years, QHO Guyana has reconnected a strong but informal partnership with the Guyana Red Cross Society, a resource that proved essential in configuring the logistics of the initiative. More recently, QHO Guyana has partnered with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport, a resource that has proved beneficial to both parties in achieving their goal of reaching young people.