One week since we arrived!

Hello from Berbice,              I can’t believe it has been one week already since we arrived last Sunday. It seems like it was just yesterday that we got on the plane in Toronto and yet it feels at the same time like we have been here for ages allready. We are becoming more and more comfortable in our surroundings and I am definitely becoming more accustomed to the local accents. I find myself struggling far less to understand even the […]

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Berbice PE’s

Greetings from Letter Kenny!          This is our third day here in the Berbice area! Berbice is the area surrounding and including New Amsterdam, and the new name of our project. It was renamed to Berbice because most of our teaching will be outside the city, including the small town of Letter Kenny where our house is. It has been a very busy couple of days! We arrived in New Amsterdam at around noon on Wednesday where we explored for […]

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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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Georgetown – Goodbyes and more teaching

Hey everyone, Our friend the sloth!  We have been quite busy the past two days hence why we were not able to update the blog yesterday. We started off the day yesterday by making a trip to the Guyana Zoo in Georgetown so that we could see more of Georgetown and understand where the locals lime (hang) out. We got to see many exotic animals that are native to South America such as the Giant Otter, Anaconda, and the Harpy […]

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Georgetown – First teaching day!

Our new friend who told us to bring back his picture to Canada to show our friends!  Hey everyone,  This is the Georgetown team! It’s the second day and we already feel like we have done tons. We started off today by walking around town and visiting a few marketplaces. It would be an understatement if I said that we were not overwhelmed by the large number of people and vendors that were crowding the streets.  Although our pre-departure training warned […]

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Georgetown, our new home!

Hey there,        Joe checking in here from Georgetown, Guyana. We left Pearson Int’l Airport last night at about 11:00 and arrived at Cheddi Jagan Airport this morning at 7:40. There is no time change between Georgetown and Toronto, so we were in the air for about 7 hours total with a bit less than a 2 hour lay over in Port of Spain. We all met really friendly fellow passengers during the flight, one of which gave […]

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