Getting Into the Swing of Things

Hello again from Berbice! After a break from teaching due to school closures, we are happy to report we have completed our first full week of teaching! Jamie and Ben began the week on Monday with a lesson at Corentyne Comprehensive Secondary School while Erin and Vinyas started their week at Berbice Islamic on Tuesday. We have now begun our curricula in almost every school we have planned to teach. After meeting with the Headmasters, teachers, and other members of […]

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We’re back from Berbice!

Hello Everyone! Wow time has flown since we last posted, yesterday marked our two week anniversary in Georgetown- we can’t believe it! Last Saturday we left for Berbice making the two hour car journey through the beautiful countryside to the rest of our team. We spent most of our week there while we waited for elections and the results to be finalized and released- the opposition is now the new party in power, We find it very exciting to be […]

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Back In Berbice For 2015!

What an exciting couple of weeks it has been! We have finally arrived in Berbice and found our home away from home in Letter Kenny. All four of us arrived last Monday with Ali at our side. Our first day was spent getting settled in our new surroundings and meeting the local kids in Letter Kenny. On Tuesday, we explored our new surroundings and were invited by one of our local contacts to visit a celebration for the Guyanese holiday Indian Arrival Day. We […]

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QHO Georgetown: First Week Flying Solo

This week marked a lot of firsts for the Georgetown team. Our first time without Colleen, without the Berbice kids, our first classes, our first time ordering roti by ourselves, and our first time being on TV. We’ve spent the week acclimatizing to the heat and learning our way around Georgetown and into the different classrooms. This week alone, we’ve taught in 5 different classes in 3 different schools. We focused our lessons on introducing ourselves and gauging what each […]

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QHO Guyana 2015 is Underway!

We have touched down and gotten settled in Georgetown, Guyana! Our flight arrived at 8:00 am on Saturday and we were all greeted by our two excited Program Directors (Ali and Colleen). A short bus ride later and we arrived at Rima’s Guest House in the heart of Georgetown. The Berbice and Georgetown crews have spent the weekend bonding at Rima’s and acclimating to the somewhat warm weather. Over the weekend Ali and Colleen have shown us the ins and […]

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Seven Weeks, Come and Gone

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 […]

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Last weeks in Georgetown!

Hello at-home followers, It is hard to believe that we are on our FINAL week in Georgetown! Before we get ahead of ourselves though, we can’t wait to share with you last weeks adventures that have brought us to this point in our journey. It has been a hectic yet eye opening week as we finished up our teaching curriculum and began to wrap up the classes. Tuesday was the first sunny day we’ve had in a long time since […]

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A Piece of Week 5 from Georgetown

Hello everyone! It’s another steamy night in Georgetown as we are all comfortably tucked into our cozy bug nets. The Georgetown PE’s have had yet another fun-filled week of teaching, meetings, TV appearances, and lesson planning that we cannot wait to share with you!  Marni and Steve with their St. Pius Primary School class! (try and spot Marni) Last Thursday, we visited the Guyana Planned Parenthood Association in order to gain information on sexual health and collected male and female […]

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Week 2 in Georgetown: Come and gone in a flash

Hello devoted readers! We are just finishing up our second week (about to start the third) in Georgetown now and it has been a blast so far! How time flies! We have all settled nicely into our new home and are now in the swing of things. Steve is adjusting well to living with three wonderful ladies– practically one of the girls already! At the start of the week we spent time meeting with schools and youth spaces to finalize our […]

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Georgetown Update

We’ve had a busy first week in Georgetown and we’re just getting started! We have been finalizing our schedule and are looking forward to working within the schools this upcoming week. We are starting to get into the swing of things and officially feel at home.  On Friday morning we met with Rayaz, the principal of RBI and the host of NTN This Morning. He introduced us to all of Georgetown on his television show and set the stage for […]

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