Goodbye from Berbice 2015

What a wild week it has been to cap off the Berbice 2015 initiative! The Berbice crew said their final goodbyes to the Letter Kenny community yesterday morning before heading to Georgetown to prepare for their flights out of Guyana. Throughout the past week the Berbice PE’s bid farewell to students, teachers, and all the wonderful people they have had the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with. As the Berbice PE’s finished up teaching in schools, they were busy […]

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Let the Good a Times Roll

Hello Everyone! It’s us again! Wowow we can’t believe we’ve just entered our last week here in Guyana, we’re having a hard time wrapping our heads around the fact that this week is full of lasts. On Tuesday, we did our first radio segment. It went so well and we had a great time interacting with callers and discussing healthy relationships and abuse. We were such a big hit that the host Frederick invited us to come in again on […]

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This is (Almost) the End

Wow! Our sixth week has come and gone in a flash. Our final week has come all too quickly and we were not expecting just how many goodbyes we would have to say during week six. Ben teaching the side effects of drugs and alcohol. Our goodbyes began in the classroom throughout the week. Many students are in exams during our final week here so week six marked our final lessons with a lot of classes. While our time in […]

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Running through G-town with my QHOs

Goooood Afternooon!! Coming to you live from Georgetown, it’s QHO! This week went pretty much according to our routine, with a few exciting and eye opening things thrown into the mix. At the beginning of the week we were finishing up teaching lessons on healthy relationships, peer pressure and abuse at Chase Academy, AEA, Reyaz Business Institute and the Red Cross, with our lessons later in the week focusing on depression, suicide and coping at the Sophia Training Centre, AEA […]

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Week Five and Still Alive

Hello once again everybody! It is your favourite Berbice Peer Educators writing to you from Rima’s Guest House in Georgetown. What a week it has been and things are starting to move much quicker. There are only two weeks left for us in Guyana, which is a sad realization. However, we are continuing to learn every day and every day presents new opportunities for us to grow the Berbice initiative. A beautiful morning from our balcony in Letter Kenny. Erin […]

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Week Four in Berbice

Hi everyone! Today marks the first day of our fifth week in Guyana. Having an established teaching schedule has made the weeks pass with seemingly increasing speed. We already have only three weeks remaining! Monday marked the end of our lessons at Vryman’s Erven Training Centre. Throughout our lessons here, we did extensive work on mental health covering topics such as peer pressure, healthy relationships, abuse, self esteem, depression, and suicide. It was sad to say our first goodbye, however […]

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