Guyana UN Data

The UN has opened up it’s databases of global information for all countries, the site is very comprehensive. Check out the Guyana UN Data – http://data.un.org/CountryProfile.aspx?crname=Guyana

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Project Trust volunteer Pamela McCarroll dies after fall in Rupununi

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 18-year-old Project Trust volunteer Pamela McCarroll around 2 pm on Sunday at the Tutuwau Falls, South Central Rupununi.
According to a police press release, investigations so far revealed that McCarroll, a Scottish national, who was attached to the St Ignatius Secondary

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Clean cooking with Turbo-cooker

Rene Nunez’s Turbo-cooker “has won an environmental prize from the UN, funding from the Fondo Iniciativa para las Americas El Salvador (FIAES) and has received a US patent for his invention.” This recognition will allow Nunez to proceed with manufacturing the cooker and aid much of the world’s poorest in cooking in less

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Free Rice

Free Rice donates so many grains of rice per each vocabulary word you match to the correct meaning. It builds your vocabulary while donating rice to the United Nations food program, making the site a fun time waster while benefitting the hungriest of the world. Since launching on October 7,

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Guyana’s Bold Move

Guyana has offered to “place its entire standing forest under the control of a British-led, international body in return for a bilateral deal with the UK that would secure development aid and the technical assistance needed to make the change to a green economy.”

The deal would amount to

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Ramblings on the Road

As we slowed to a crawl from well above 100km/h I looked up from my work to see what had caused this interruption of incessant swerving back and forth. A half a dozen young boys were aggressively urging their 50 or so cattle and sheep across a narrow bridge,

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Changing the World with TED

Once a year in Monterey, California the TED Conference is held. The purpose of these conferences (now also semi-annually all over the globe) is to bring together global leaders in science, arts, politics, global issues, architecture, music and other fields and to “exchange ideas of incalculable value.” Many of the speakers are recorded

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You Should Have Been at Coachella

I’d be a happy man if FROG had the resources and the time to attend each one of these events. Running down the list, you might ask why our tiny non-profit would want to hit up Bonnaroo or SXSW? Our focus is Guyana and international development, so how do any

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Microlending and Kiva, the theory behind it

The theory behind microlending is similar to the “teach a man to fish” analogy. Instead of directly handing out aid to developing nations, micro-lending finances sustainable projects through small loans. In theory, these loans will enable entrepreneurs to end their own poverty as well as develop the local economy.
Kiva.org,

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Doctors Without Borders

An RPCV from Guyana, now working with MSF (Medical Sans Frontiers) – Doctors Without Borders, sent me this link, describing a typical day on the job.
9:00 AM: Amina, 15 years old, is waiting patiently among hundreds of people. She proceeds for a few meters but she is stopped by

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