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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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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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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