Achievements to Date
Since 2007, Guyana America Partners has raised more than $48,000 to help Guyanese youth. Every day, the donations we receive are used to support communities in need: meeting real needs with real results. Since our inception, we have been supplying students with equipment, teaching supplies to school personnel, and five school libraries constantly augmented with books. Indoor and outdoor game equipment has also been provided to each school. Please enjoy these success stories from years past.
Pancake Breakfasts (2013, 2014, 2015)
Since 2013, Guyana America Partners has been hosting an annual Pancake Breakfast to raise funds and bring attention to our mission. As well as providing a first-rate spread, we also host a raffle and an auction, raising over $8,000 in the four years this event has been active.
Backpack Drive at Bayard Rustin High School (2014)
The Interact Club of Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester, sponsored by the Glen Mills-Thornbury Rotary Club, collected and filled 23 backpacks for our organization, which were distributed to students at #29 Village Primary School. Each backpack contained essential supplies, including pens, pencils, writing material, rulers, geometry set, chalk, crayons, and other materials.
Supply Drive at Westown Goshen Rotary Club (2014)
Westtown Goshen Rotary members Dixie Peters, Ed Olsavicky and Jeff Penfil joined with Guyana America Partners president Cicely Peters in acquiring and preparing the shipment of supplies for five schools located in West Coast Berbice. Shipped in barrels and large wardrobe boxes, the cargo contained necessities for Guyanese students.
The Playground at No.29 Village Primary School (2015)
On December 8, 2015 a playground was opened at No.29 Village Primary School, West Coast Berbice. At the opening ceremony, President Ronald Burchsmith of the Georgetown Rotary Club was represented by Incoming President Liz Cox. Mr Abraham David, representative of Guyana America Partners, coordinated the construction of the playground which is equipped with a seesaw, swings, climbing frames, rock climbing dome, slides and a play house. Headmistress Claudette Fraser thanked The Westtown/Goshen Rotary Club, USA, The Georgetown Rotary Club and Guyana America Partners for funding the project. Parents, teachers and students played a significant role in building the playground.
Sewing and Needlework Initiative (Ongoing)
A number of sewing machines, large amount of fabric with associated materials to be used in garment construction have been delivered to schools and women’s organizations in the community. This endeavor serves to empower women through skills training.
Many thanks to all who contributed to these projects. Special recognition must be given to St. Francis-In-The-Fields Episcopal Church, Malvern, PA., and Westtown/Goshen Rotary Club, West Chester, PA. Please consider adding to our list of achievements by supporting our Backpack Drive or by making a one-time donation of your choosing.