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About Guyana



In 1966, the year Guyana gained its independence from Britain, Peace Corps received an invitation to send teachers, architects, engineers, and other professionals to help build the new country's capacity. From 1966–71, 138 Volunteers broadened the school curricula to include home economics, crafts, and manual arts; and assisted in developing and carrying out projects for the Ministry of Works and Hydraulics.

In March 1995, the Peace Corps officially returned to Guyana. The first Volunteers served with the ministries of Health and Education in 7 of the 10 administrative regions.

To date, more than 1,400 Volunteers have served in Guyana at sites ranging from the capital city of Georgetown, with a population of 300,000, to small, remote Indigenous villages with populations of 300 or fewer.

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Peace Corps service is life-changing, and no two Volunteers experience it in exactly the same way. Check out some of the links below to learn more about Guyana and the experiences other Volunteers have had serving here.

Annual Report: Learn more about the inner workings of our office and program sectors.
Peace Corps Guyana on social media:
U.S. Department of State: To find information about countries around the world, including social and political history, travel information, and U.S. embassy websites.
Guyana Fact Sheet - Department of State
US Embassy Georgetown - Facebook Page
The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA): Made up of returned Volunteers. You can find links to all the “Friends of” groups for most countries of service.
U.S. Agency for International Development: Learn more about other U.S. international development initiatives.
Check out these sites for the latest news from Guyana: