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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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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Goodbye Berbice: Things We Learned!

“If you’re not learning from your students, you are not a teacher”This quote was brought up over lunch with a head teacher of one of the schools we have been teaching at. The sentiment really resounded with out past 7 weeks here and we would like to take the opportunity to share exactly what it is that we have learned with all of you!From our Friday morning classes at Lower Corentyne Secondary School we learned to make the most of […]

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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 Whirlwind Week in Berbice!

Triumph and Success may be the names of towns along our almost bi-weekly drives to Georgetown, they are also notions we are left with at the end of this whirlwind week! Our project is shifting gears towards the last stretch as students (especially the Form 3’s whom we primarily teach) enter their exams. Even though the end is near our momentum has not yet slowed- with new and exciting opportunities unfolding just this week!  Eric leading push-ups at #59 Primary […]

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The Countdown begins in Georgetown

Welcome back friends, family and followers! As we sit around Rima’s Guesthouse, our home away from home, planning for this upcoming week’s teaching lessons we begin to realize that our journey is soon coming to an end. Keeping in mind our final two weeks in Georgetown we plan to make the most of our time here (you can’t get rid of us just yet Guyana)! We have had an incredible adventure so far and we cannot wait to share this past […]

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Berbice Feature Post: A Typical Tuesday

For those of you who wonder what we get up to minute by minute (Mom), this one’s for you! 6:15 AM: Rise and shine! Ali and Eric wake up to the sound of their phone alarm and get set to take on the day. 6:45 AM: The Berbice pair starts their daily workout routine.  Running is no longer an option with the rainy season in full force, so they prefer to do some intense circuit training. 8:00 AM: Breakfast is […]

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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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