Next Stop, PCV!

My final days in Region 2. We have now been in Guyana for nine whole weeks! Time is literally flying! When I think back to boarding the flight in New York, it feels like that was so long ago but the weeks have been going fast here. As they say in Guyana, “The days are…

Model School

Day one of model school I hopped into a car and headed towards a school I had never been to before. I anxiously waited to pull up and see where I would be teaching for the next two weeks. I was excited but also very nervous! I had never taught before, let alone to a…

Pre Service Training

We have hit the halfway mark for pre service training. Everyday is a new adventure and a continues struggle to stop sweating! I have learned a ton and starting Monday we will be teaching at “model school”. For the next two weeks we will be going to a local secondary school and teaching a group…

Liz to Leonora

Wow it’s been a crazy couple of weeks! This past Friday we were finally told where our permanent sites will be, starting mid-August! I guess they use to wait till week 5 or 6 but past groups complained about the wait so the staff decided to tell us at the end of week 3! I…

A Hindu Wedding

I went to my first Hindu wedding! Guyana is amazing in the fact that there are 6 predominant ethnic groups and one of the largest is Indian. And being the adopted children of some local host families we were invited to a family friends hindu wedding! It was a multiple day event so we ended…

Wa happenin nuh?

We finally made it to Guyana! Our group made the long journey and arrived at our first training location on 6/12 at Mainstay resort. I think total travel time was like 14hrs since departing JFK. There is 38 of us; split up into health, education, and environmental sector. We spent this past week getting to…

Peace Out!

What would you bring if you were stranded on an island? Of course when you are a smart little kid you say “a boat” or a “a phone” so that you can leave the island. But now I am 23 and voluntarily headed to Guyana for 27 months and I am forced to ask myself,…

Where am I going?

“Guy-an-uh” South America! The northeast corner, along the coast, east of Venezuela and west of Suriname. Known as “the land of many waters” Settled by the Dutch then came under British control in the late 18th century. Official language: English! However, majority of the population speaks Guyanese Creole.              …

The countdown has begun!

The count down has begun for my departure to Guyana! I am trying to get everything together and I felt that I should fill everyone in on how this whole process works! This is the first time I have ever blogged so be patient with me as I am still learning to share my thoughts…