Week 2 in G-Town

This week has flown by but looking back, it’s exciting to see everyone we met, everything we’ve accomplished and everything we have coming our way in the upcoming weeks! On Monday, Gracie and Becca had their class at the Adult Education Association, whom they taught again on Tuesday. After a week of introductory lessons, it was exciting for us to dive right in to the topics students, schools and organizations felt were most needed! In addition to our classes we […]

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Acclimatization

It’s crazy to think that it’s already been a week here in Georgetown! We said goodbye to the Berbesties (Shannen, Lexi, Patrick, Cora) and our lovely program director Maddy (we miss you guys!!) and found ourselves officially on our own. We have been busy orienting ourselves around this city, keeping our eyes open for any opportunities for future QHO partnerships. Becca + Shayna after their Form 4 intro to health class! This week, we made progress getting into Georgetown public […]

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Move-in, Meetings and Mosquitos

Exciting week for us as we finally arrived in Berbice and settled into our new home in the lovely village of Letter Kenny. It was an adjustment at first but the village was welcoming and we are taking everything in stride. The first afternoon in Letter Kenny (Tuesday!) we finally got to meet the youth that we will be spending most afternoons with. The youth space where we typically hang out with them, and occasionally teach in, was a little […]

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Day 1, Lots of Fun!

At the airport getting ready for our red-eye! HELLO FRIENDS AND FAMILY! Just touched down in G-town and we couldn’t be more excited (or exhausted!!). After a long night of travel, midnight sandwiches and far too little shut-eye, we were greeted at the airport by our amazing program directors, Maddy and Jamie. The humidity and hot weather hit us like a wall, but we are slowly acclimatizing and settling in to our lovely guest house (Georgetown’s home for the next […]

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Meet: QHO Guyana 2016

The Guyana initiative will be underway in only a few short days, and we could not be more excited. As we all make preparations in our respective hometowns the reality is beginning to set in: we’re actually doing this. With that being said, we could not have made it here without the support from you, our amazing friends and family! Thank you a thousand times over. Our amazing Program Directors, Jamie and Maddy, will be on their way to Guyana […]

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final farewell

Greetings Earthlings, We cannot believe this day has actually arrived…. The final blog post! Even though it was the beginning of the end, our last week was arguably our busiest. We spent the last week wrapping up with teaching, proctoring exams and lots of time painting and hanging out with the kids at Ruimveldt. On Monday morning us girls headed over to the centre to get the majority of the mural painted before we got the kids to add their […]

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