The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) with support from Peace Corps Guyana hosted a “Lunch & Launch” Event on June 18 to open their Region Three Sexual Health Training Programme, at the Aracari Resort in Versailles, West Bank Demerara. The event was chaired by SASOD’s Advocacy and Communications Officer, Schemel Patrick who highlighted that… Read more »
Empowering Philanthropy in Guyana, South America
FROG provides assistance in the form of small grants and resources to support community driven projects that volunteers are involved in. In addition to this, we coordinate Guyanese cultural events and awareness activities in the U.S., both as a part of the Third Goal of Peace Corps and as a means to strengthen support for the people of Guyana.
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Report from the FROG Funded Art Camp in Charity, GY
Congratulations to Marissa Garcia, a Peace Corps Volunteer from GUY24, on the successful completion of Art Camp in Charity. Here is the summary of her work, along with some great pictures! Summary Art Camp started July 15th and ended July 19th from 12:30pm to 3-4pm depending on the activity that day. Altogether there were seven… Read more »
Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) is a week long camp based on education and empowering young Guyanese females between the ages of 11-17. The camp provides education and leadership opportunities through sessions and activities designed for future generations of females in Guyana. The primary project of youth development, as camp sessions encourage young women to practice healthy and productive life skills. The secondary projects achieved by camp include education, gender and development, HIV/AIDS education, and health. Community support continues to be the driving force of Camp GLOW. The Ministry of Education's Department of Youth, Culture and Sports donates the use of the facility where camp is held, the Kuru Kuru Training Center. As campers, counselors, and mentors from all across Guyana attend camp, various community members provide discounted transportation, wholesale food costs, and partial donations of services such as food preparation for the duration of camp. Our success is measured through pre and post camp surveys and the creation of GLOW clubs throughout various communities in Guyana. T-shirts and other promotional items are vital in creating community awareness for the Camp GLOW organization.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, along with the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Peace Corps to build the capacity of Guyanese to become better stewards of the environment and support effective management and use of the country’s Natural Resources. Director, Peace Corps Guyana, Linda… Read more »
Looking for jobs? While online job listings and resume sites have made it easier to find jobs, they’ve also made it simple for everyone else to search for and apply for work as well. I had read that for every job Google lists, they receive 900 applicants. How do you stand out in a crowd?… Read more »