Berbice Feature Post: A Typical Tuesday

For those of you who wonder what we get up to minute by minute (Mom), this one’s for you! 6:15 AM: Rise and shine! Ali and Eric wake up to the sound of their phone alarm and get set to take on the day. 6:45 AM: The Berbice pair starts their daily workout routine.  Running is no longer an option with the rainy season in full force, so they prefer to do some intense circuit training. 8:00 AM: Breakfast is […]

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A Piece of Week 5 from Georgetown

Hello everyone! It’s another steamy night in Georgetown as we are all comfortably tucked into our cozy bug nets. The Georgetown PE’s have had yet another fun-filled week of teaching, meetings, TV appearances, and lesson planning that we cannot wait to share with you!  Marni and Steve with their St. Pius Primary School class! (try and spot Marni) Last Thursday, we visited the Guyana Planned Parenthood Association in order to gain information on sexual health and collected male and female […]

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A Classroom Feature and A Visit from Georgetown

Hello, hello! We are deep into our fifth week here in Berbice so it’s about time that we provide a little more insight into what we’ve actually been up to in the classroom. This week we want to talk about the lessons we have been running in some of the public secondary schools: Corentyne Comprehensive, J.C Chandisingh, Port Mourant and Lower Corentyne. We have been focusing a lot of our teaching on Sexual Health because this is the topic that […]

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Week 3 from Berbice and beyond!

Good afternoon everyone! In the schools this week we continued our introductory lecutres on sexual health, adapting our lesson plans for children as young as grade 6 in Massiah and 59 Primary Schools to young adults at the Vryman’s Erven Training Center.  We’ve loved getting a number of inquisitive questions both in our anonymous question box and in person.  We hope it continues for the remainder of project! Eric teaching about menstruation at 59 primary School Ali hanging out with […]

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An Overdue Georgetown Update

Good afternoon (a typical Guyanese greeting), Wow! Our third week in Georgetown has flown by yet again. It feels as though the days are going by faster and faster here in our home away from home. Today marks the half way point in our QHO adventure. We have completed 3 and a half weeks and are looking forward to another thrilling 3 and a half more. Last week was jam packed! We focused our lessons on puberty, sex, and contraceptives […]

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Week 2 of Teaching in Berbice!

Hello Friends, Family, and Followers, It’s been a while since we’ve posted an update so we’ll get you caught up. We ended our lesssons on values and goal setting in Tagore Secondary, 59 Primary, Massiah Primary, and the Berbice Islamic School. At the primary schools one of our favourite activities this week was in a little lesson on hygiene in which we all shook hands- some of us had baby powder on our hands representing people who were sick and […]

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