A Successful First Day

Hello from the Georgetown Crew! Since Monday was the Arrival holiday in Guyana, there were no classes taking place in the schools. We waved goodbye to our Berbice Team as they headed off, wishing them luck in Letter Kenny. Waving bye to Kate, Ali and Eric as they head for Berbice! On Tuesday we met with the head teachers of Adult Education Association (AEA) and Chase Academy teaching schools. We received our schedules and began to plan our lessons right […]

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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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We’re back!

Joe and Beth at the Toronto Airport Time has passed so quickly this year, and somehow we’re here already! Joe and I flew into Guyana this morning from Toronto on a redeye flight and got into Georgetown mid-morning. It was straight down to business for us, trying to activate our old phones and get in touch with some of our community partners who are such a vital part of QHO. They are as happy to have us back as we […]

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Project is just two weeks away!

Hello again everyone, I can’t believe that just a year ago Beth, myself and the other four peer educators were preparing to embark on our project with Queen’s Health Outreach to Guyana. After our amazing two months in Georgetown and Berbice, we returned to Canada and started preparing for this year’s project. In October, we hired a new group of six wonderful peer educators and set out to prepare for the upcoming year. After seven months of planning and carrying […]

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Georgetown – Project Director update

Hey everyone! Kelly here. I have now been back in Guyana for 10 days! It has been such an incredible experience to return to Guyana this year as one of the Project Directors. Having spent 8 weeks teaching here last year, it’s been so great to reunite with old friends, recognize former students (oh, how I’ve missed being called “Miss Kelly”!), eat at my favourite restaurants, and be able to confidently navigate the streets of Georgetown right from the start […]

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3 weeks to go!

The members of QHO Guyana 2011-2012! Kelly, Alyssa, Arash, Jamie, Sydney, Beth, Leslie, and Joe. There are now only 17 more days until Project Directors leave for Guyana, and 23 days until the Peer Educators arrive! After nearly 7 months of practice teaching, fundraising, applying for grants, revising the curriculum that we teach, and learning about the country and its culture, it’s hard to believe that we will all be finally arriving in Guyana so incredibly soon! For those of […]

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