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Guyana: Cassava Festival in Kwebanna – on December 14, 2019 ― ahead of Commissioning of Cassava Flour Factory

The Farmers Group along with the Hand-in-Hand Women’s Group in Kwebanna Village, Moruca sub-region, Barima/Waini, Region One, successfully concluded a one-week training exercise in preparation for the hosting of the first-ever Cassava Festival scheduled for December 14.

The session which was conducted by Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) Catering Facilitator, Margaret Cornette, saw fifty women participating in the five-day exercise.

The training targeted members of the two groups to creatively experiment with the Cassava Flour before the commissioning of the much-anticipated Cassava Flour Processing Facility.    Continue reading

Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission (CanGO): Report on Surgeries – 2019

Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission (CanGO)


 While on the annual Canada-Guyana Outreach Mission (CanGO) to Guyana in 2018, the following patients were diagnosed by Dr. Clare Mitchell (Developmental Paediatrician and Medical Director of CanGO) and referred to Georgetown. When possible, children were treated by local (Guyanese) surgeons. The outcome of this collaboration was:

  • Two (2) children with cleft lip and/or palate for surgery to Dr. John Mitchell, President of the Health and Educational Relief Organization (H.E.R.O.), an American organization.
  • One (1) child to Dr. Shawn Legall, a Guyanese Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, for a tonsillectomy.
  • One (1) child to Dr. Marissa Seepersaud, a Guyanese Pediatric Surgeon for a hernia repair.

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Guyana Foundation Brings Relief to Communities in Need

Neil Bacchus handing over donations to residents of Phillipai. 

Neil Bacchus handing over donations to residents of Phillipai.

Over the past few weeks, the Guyana Foundation has continued its work on various fronts to bring tangible relief to communities in need. Urgently-needed items were recently distributed to residents of Phillipai, Region 7, and Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, while the Foundation has also announced plans to launch its first Sunrise Center on the Essequibo Coast to improve the mental well-being of vulnerable residents.

On April 26, 2016, several hundred pieces of new clothing were handed-over to the remote community of Phillipai, Region 7, by one of the Foundation’s volunteers, Mr. Neil Bacchus. This donation was accepted by Village Councilor, Mr. Jack Edwin, on behalf of residents who turned up in their numbers at the Phillipai airstrip to witness the handing-over.   Continue reading