Good-bye Guyana!

Hello everyone, Wow, these past 8 weeks of project have flown by! We cannot believe that today is our last day in Guyana and that it is time for us to pack up our suitcases, while we head off on our separate journeys.  This past weekend, we traveled as a group up to the Essequibo River; we thoroughly enjoyed the mini-bus ride (thanks to the driver for playing some of our favourite tunes that begun the sing-alongs!) and the beautiful […]

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Good-bye Georgetown, Hello Essequibo River!

Wow, so we have just wrapped up our final week here in Georgetown! Hard to believe how fast those 7 weeks have gone by! Kate and Kevin are permanently re-joining us tonight, as tomorrow morning all six of us leave for the Essequibo River to do some work up there before heading home.  In our final classes, we answered many questions, left contact information for resources around Georgetown, and played a game we invented – “QH-uh-O” – where students would […]

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Exciting New Initiatives and Adventures!

Hey again everyone!  It’s been an exciting week of new initiatives added to our regular teaching routine. We’ve participated in environmental outreach, toured a national landmark, and taught to a (MUCH) larger audience. Last Friday (June 7th), we participated in some environmental awareness activities with students at the Sophia Training Centre. We planted some trees and shrubs and helped collect garbage around the classrooms and compound. It was so wonderful to see students passionate about the environment! Although the day’s […]

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Inside the Classroom, New Connection & Fun G.Town Visit…

Hey Everyone! Time is flying by here in Berbice, it’s crazy to think that we are leaving for Georgetown a week today! Lots has happened in the past week and half. 10 Steps to Condom Use Relay Race at No.59 Primary School Last Monday, we had our jam packed day full of teaching at the four schools out in the Skeldon area. We taught our first lesson at the Tagore Secondary School. It was a lot of fun teaching our […]

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Lots of Teaching, Cooking and Fun Visits in Berbice

Hey Guys! We can’t believe that we’re already half way through project! We’ve been here for four weeks now and only have three weeks left in Berbice and one final week in Georgetown with the rest of the group. After an amazing Independence Day weekend in Georgetown we headed back to Berbice early Tuesday morning to make it back in time for our afternoon lessons. Tuesday afternoon we went out to No.59 Primary school to teach the second part of […]

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Teaching Inside the Classroom, Learning Outside the Classroom

Allie and Haily teaching sexual health at Valmiki Vidyalaya High School. My oh my, have we ever been busy since our last post!  Janet with her and Allie’s class at Sophia Primary School.  Our teaching schedule has been as busy as ever, and we have been covering some very interesting and important topics. Over the past two weeks we have finished up our unit on substances and peer pressure, and have entered into the much awaited sexual health unit, focusing […]

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Celebrating Guyana’s 47th Independence Day!

Hello again! Everything has been extremely well these last few weeks. This past weekend had been very eventful, with Guyana’s Independence Day falling on the Sunday; celebrating 47 years as an independent nation. The Georgetown team was extra excited about the weekend because Kevin and Kate were coming up from Berbice for a visit! It had been since the beginning of project since we had all been together, so reunited was a wonderful (and emotional) experience. The Canadian cake we […]

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An Adventurous Trip into Guyana’s Interior

Hey Everyone! Sorry for this delayed post but we have had a very busy past week and a half that we are really excited to share with all of you right now! Enjoying some lemonade in between classes Last Monday, we returned to Newmarket Primary School and No. 59 Primary School and had our first lesson at Massiah Primary School. We taught our intro Values and Goal Setting Lesson at Massiah and the first part of Anatomy and Puberty at […]

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Coconut, Guava, and Pine, Oh My!

Hello Everyone! Georgetown team here! Adam and Janet teaching nutrition at Community College. We apologize for the delay in blog posts, but we have become super busy! We have added five new schools into our teaching schedule since our last post, which means we are now teaching at ten different schools throughout Georgetown! The new schools have been extremely welcoming to us, with friendly staff members and well behaved students. Some of our classes are as small as 7 students, and […]

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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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