Playing ‘ Ninja’ at the Letter Kenny Youth Friendly Space Hello again everyone! We’ve had a busy past couple of days here in Berbice! Wednesday morning was our first time teaching at the Guyana Business College and we taught a lesson on Values and Goal Setting to a class of 14-16 year olds. The lesson went really well and based on their great feedback and questions we taught another lesson there the following day on Healthy Relationships and Abuse. Although […]

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Update and Long Awaited Pictures from Berbice!

Hello again everyone!We’ve finally figured out how to upload pictures from the compters at the internet cafe so you can look forward to seeing what we’re up to!  Us after our first lesson at the Vrymen’s Erven Training Centre Saturday morning we went and explored the market in Port Mourant. There were lots of vendors selling everything from fresh fruit and veggies to household cleaning products. The variety was spectacular and we had a great  time trying out some delicious […]

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Week 1 Complete: Incredible People, Successful Lessons, & Fun Games!

Hi again! Georgetown team here! Beth, Allie & Janet outside of Sophia Secondary School. We’ve just finished our first full week of teaching and we cannot believe how smoothly it’s gone! Throughout this week, we’ve met some very inspiring people; the women who run the youth spaces, spending all day selflessly providing a safe place for children; the youth volunteers who act as role models, giving up their free time to lead within the community; and finally the teachers who […]

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Hello from Berbice!

We are happy to say that we finally got to an intenet cafe here in Berbice so that we can keep you posted on what we are up to. After a final lunch all together on Sunday back in Gerogetown, we were sad to be leaving but were excited for what awaited us in Berbice! The three of us (Kevin, Kate, Joe) arrived in Berbice early Sunday evening after a beautiful and scenic two hour drive. We are staying in […]

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Final post

Hello everyone,  So the time has finally come for us to say goodbye to the country we have called home for the last 2 months and return to our normal lives back in Canada. But before we leave, we wanted to write one last post to update you on the last few days and to express how thankful we are to everyone who has supported us along the way and has made this journey possible. Sydney rolling out the rotidough.  […]

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Goodbyes

Hello everyone,  Arash here. We can’t believe that after almost 8 weeks, our stay in Guyana is coming to a close. Throughout these 8 weeks we have become better friends, learnt a great deal about the society and culture in Guyana, and have gained a new perspective on many of the challenges we face in life. This experience will certainly be one that we will cherish for the rest of our lives!  During our last week here, we tried our […]

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The Final Week!

Hey Everyone! We are officially in our final week here in Georgetown. Only one more week to finish up classes, strengthen already made connections, create new connections for work next year and find updated resources for our students. We plan on being very busy this next couple of days doing more administrative QHO work since our teaching is coming to a close. We have thoroughly enjoyed teaching, and the praise we have gotten for our skills has been more than […]

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6 Weeks In… 2 More To Go

Greetings from Georgetown. Joe, Sydney & Alyssa walking along 63 Beach. The last couple days have been super busy. Last weekend, Sydney and Leslie travelled to Berbice to see how their Project works and to hang out with Joe and Alyssa. We attended GUYSUCO Training College and saw them teach an extremely informative mental health lesson on Friday evening. Saturday, we were fortunate enough to have just the right amount of spare time to go and visit the only swimmable […]

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Essequibo Adventures & A Press Release !

Hey All! Leslie here. We have been really busy the past week and a half and that is the reason for our lack of blogs! But we promise to start blogging more often to ensure that everyone back at home is up to date with our work. This past weekend Ms. Toney took us to Essequibo for 2 days. As mentioned previously, she is the Youth Director for all of Guyana and thus has to travel to a variety of […]

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Things are picking up in Berbice!

Long overdue greetings from Berbice! Alyssa with the children at the Youth Friendly Space.        We are very excited to report that things have really started picking up here in Berbice. Jamie left us on last Monday after a weekend of Guyanese Independence celebrations. Before getting into the things that we have been up to since Jamie left I suppose we should catch up to where we left off. On Friday the 25th, we went with Omeshwar to […]

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