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Projects in Guyana


Peace Corps Volunteer Emmalee conducts a literacy session on letter blends.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Peace Corps is working with pupils, teachers, and parents to improve literacy outcomes at the primary level. Working in Grades 1-4 in select primary schools across Guyana, Volunteers support pupils’ development and mastery of literacy skills to make them proficient in reading and writing. Volunteers also collaborate with teachers to explore ways to teach more effectively, enhance the learning environment through the development of resource materials and classroom libraries, and work with Parent Teachers' Associations (PTAs) and other parent groups to help adults learn how to help their children/ward learn.


Peace Corps Volunteer Sophia conducts a HFLE session.

In cooperation with the Ministries of Education and 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.


Peace Corps Volunteer Jake and students practicing measuring techniques.

The collaborative efforts between Peace Corps, the Ministry of Education, and the Office of the President, Department of Environment and Climate Change aims at enhancing science education, fostering a passion for nature, and empowering youth to become environmental advocates and leaders. Through our joint initiatives, Peace Corps is actively engaged with teachers, students, and community members in various activities designed to achieve these objectives. These activities include enhanced science education, promoting environmental awareness, youth empowerment and community collaboration. By combining our resources and expertise, we are committed to making a meaningful impact on environmental education and conservation efforts in Guyana. Through these collaborative endeavors, we aim to create a sustainable and environmentally conscious future for the region.