No Barriers launches in Guyana!
We’re really excited to announce that we’ve started what will hopefully be a long and prosperous journey in South America; we’re partnering with two schools in Guyana and this work will be lead by our new Guyana co-ordinator, Isaac Ince!
Isaac is a teacher in Manchester and has travelled extensively in Guyana. He believes passionately that education should be accessible to all, regardless of ethnicity, nationality or gender. He’s written this piece below detailing some of the background to our work and the schools we’ll be working with first:
Situated on the north-eastern corner of South America, Guyana is the only English-speaking country on the continent.
Unfortunately, decades of political and ethnic division, dating back to the country’s independence in 1966, have left serious economic, social and educational challenges in its wake. Poverty, with all its social and psychological dysfunction has inhibited development, while an epidemic of domestic abuse, alarming suicide rates, illiteracy, outward migration and hopelessness among the youth are just some of the damages that hinder the idyllic landscape of Guyana.
No Barriers have started working with both Special and Mainstream schools in Guyana, aiming to improve the illiteracy dilemma by sending books, phonics resources and eventually hiring a teacher to further support the school’s academic development. The schools we will be starting with are Diamond Special Needs School and The Bamia Nursery and Primary School on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway. I’m really excited to be leading on this work and if you would like to get involved or help in any way, please contact me at [email protected]
Help us raise the funds for our first teacher here ↓ The impact they have will be immeasurable!