Kwatamang New Road Project

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FROG was able to assist Nicholas Smith with funding to purchase tractor fuel, with the intent on building a new road for his village. The road is now complete, and community members can now avoid trudging through muddy water to get from one end of the village to the other. REQUEST OVERVIEW Kwatamang is a… Read more »

Peace Corps Response looking for Volunteers to serve in Guyana

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The Peace Corps Response program (formally known as Crisis Corps) has two open positions for Volunteers in Guyana. ICT Teacher at the Yakusari Primary School –The ICT teacher will work in close collaboration with the school to develop a new computer lab and work with students and the wider community to teach basic computer skills…. Read more »

Peace Corps to open program in Colombia

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On May 11, 2010 Peace Corps announced that the Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaime Bermúdez and Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams met to sign an Understanding to establish a Peace Corps program in Colombia. “We are honored that the government of Colombia has invited Peace Corps to establish a program in Colombia,â€? said… Read more »

Georgetown-Lethem Road discussed in NYT article

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The Georgetown-Lethem Road, deemed “one of South America’s most remarkable roads,â€? was featured in Sunday’s New York Times. The article and audio slide show discusses the impact of improving the road and how the country is torn between economic development and preserving the pristine environment. From the article: “The road is a physical manifestation of… Read more »

GRASSROOTS Soccer – HIV Prevention Technical Advisor

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Position Title: HIV Prevention Technical Advisor Division: Research and Development Reports to: CEO Location: Cape Town, South Africa Date Drafted: 15 March 2010 Desired Start Date: 1 August 2010 Organization Background: Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is an international NGO that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and mobilize communities to stop the spread of… Read more »

Playing for Change – Peace Through Music

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Check out this totally awesome organization that is dedicated to connecting the world through music, by providing resources to musicians and their communities. Playing For Change created a documentary film series and are hosting a benefit concert soon. Their “Stand By Me” film show street performers all over the world performing this famous song. Proceeds… Read more »

Have you heard of…the Rupununi Learners?

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I came across a great website one day for the Rupununi Learners. The organization is made up of two non-profit organizations – the Rupununi Learners Incorporated (RLI) and Rupununi Learners Foundation (RLF). RLI is a registered non-profit in Guyana, founded in 2007 and RLF is a registered non-profit in the USA that started in 2001…. Read more »

Two U.S. Adventure Television Shows feature Guyana

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(via   Birding Adventures Host, James Currie (Photo: Birding Adventures) The U.S.-based television shows, Birding Adventures and Reel Adventures, recently aired five episodes that were filmed in Guyana in October, 2008. Three of the shows were on bird watching, while two were on sport fishing, the Guyana Sustainable Tourism Initiative (GSTI), which facilitated the… Read more »