Projects in Guyana
In cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Peace Corps
is working with students, teachers and parents to improve primary literacy.
Working in Grades 1-4 in select primary schools across Guyana, Volunteers teach
children to read, collaborate with teachers to explore ways to teach more
effectively, enhance the learning environment through development of resource
materials and classroom libraries, and work with PTAs and other parent groups
to help adults learn how to help children learn.
In cooperation with the Ministries of Education and Public
Health, Peace Corps is working with secondary schools, youth-friendly health
facilities, parents and communities to help raise a new generation of youth
with a healthy outlook on the future. Activities include supporting youth in
clubs and camps, building teachers’ capacity to deliver the Health and Family
Life Education (HFLE) curriculum, supporting health workers to deliver
youth-friendly services, and helping parents and caregivers support adolescents.
In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the
Ministry of the Presidency Department of Environment, Peace Corps is working
with teachers, students, and community members to teach science more
effectively, stimulate a love of nature, and empower youth to be environmental
leaders. Activities include teaching classroom
and outdoor environmental education, co-facilitating afterschool wildlife club
activities, and collaborating with communities to raise awareness and address
local environmental issues.