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  • Mission Statement To release the power of people globally to

    assist Guyanese to transform their communities,

    bring fulfillment and well-being to their families,

    enabling them to build relations of trust and

    friendship among themselves irrespective

    of race and beliefs.

    GUYANA FOUNDATION

    GUYANA FOUNDATION 01

    GUYANA FOUNDATION

    VisionWe are architects of our future

    not prisoners of our past.

    Hand in hand, heart in heart, transforming

    the lives of people for a better world.

    GUYANA FOUNDATION02

  • Mission Statement To release the power of people globally to

    assist Guyanese to transform their communities,

    bring fulfillment and well-being to their families,

    enabling them to build relations of trust and

    friendship among themselves irrespective

    of race and beliefs.

    GUYANA FOUNDATION

    GUYANA FOUNDATION 01

    GUYANA FOUNDATION

    VisionWe are architects of our future

    not prisoners of our past.

    Hand in hand, heart in heart, transforming

    the lives of people for a better world.

    GUYANA FOUNDATION02

  • Guyana is El Dorado

    GUYANA FOUNDATION

    GUYANA FOUNDATION

    ituated on the north eastern corner of South America, the only English speaking country on the continent,

    S bordered by Brazil, Venezuela and Suriname, Guyana is blessed with an over abundance of natural resources - gold, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, rice, sugar and rare metals. Some 80% of Guyanas landmass is blanketed by tropical rainforest, most of it still pristine. Hundreds of the 6,500 species of plants so far identified in the rainforest

    are used for food, medicine and other purposes. Many of the orchids, heliconias and flowering trees so sought after in

    faraway places flourish in profusion.

    Kaieteur, one of the largest most powerful waterfalls in the world, cascades into a gorge that is resplendent with the rare

    harpy eagles soaring high above the forest canopy, under which dwell scarlet macaws, parrots and birds of every

    description, rare monkeys and frogs, river otters, tapir, peccary, capybara, deer, sloths and jaguars. It is the kingdom of

    nature.

    Yet our greatest wealth lies in our people and our diverse cultures. Our first peoples inhabit the hinterland of the

    country, while the coast is inhabited by people of African, Indian, Chinese, Portuguese and European descent, brought

    to the shores of South America under British and European colonial rule.

    Since the anti colonial struggles of the 1950's, politics characterized by ethnic division emerged. Since independence in

    1966 a long season of turbulent politics has persisted to the present day leaving in its wake serious economic, cultural

    and social challenges. Poverty with all of its social and psychological dislocations is inhibiting the development of the

    country and condemning whole generations to a bleak future. An epidemic of domestic abuse, alarming suicide rates,

    illiteracy, outward migration, hoplessness among the youth are just some of the ills that stalk the idyllic landscape of

    Guyana.

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    GUYANA FOUNDATION

    he Guyana Foundation has been created by a group of highly committed men and women who see an urgent

    T need to contribute meaningfully to the development of the people of this beautiful country. The Foundation's work reaches across political and ethnic boundaries to bring relief wherever it is needed.The Guyana Foundation is a nonprofit organization free from partisan political allegiance whose membership is open to

    people everywhere who share the view that in an increasingly interdependent world we have the opportunity and the

    duty to reach across physical geographic boundaries to bring relief wherever it is needed.

    The Guyana Foundation is driven by the conviction that great change can be made by people themselves if they are

    encouraged, supported and have their human dignity acknowledged and respected.

    Our doors are open to individuals everywhere, groups, foundations, and international organizations that wish to assist

    us in our endeavour to contribute to the achievement of an economically vibrant ,socially just, peaceful multicultural

    Guyana, living out its motto of "One People, One Nation, One Destiny".

    04

  • Guyana is El Dorado

    GUYANA FOUNDATION

    GUYANA FOUNDATION

    ituated on the north eastern corner of South America, the only English speaking country on the continent,

    S bordered by Brazil, Venezuela and Suriname, Guyana is blessed with an over abundance of natural resources - gold, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, rice, sugar and rare metals. Some 80% of Guyanas landmass is blanketed by tropical rainforest, most of it still pristine. Hundreds of the 6,500 species of plants so far identified in the rainforest

    are used for food, medicine and other purposes. Many of the orchids, heliconias and flowering trees so sought after in

    faraway places flourish in profusion.

    Kaieteur, one of the largest most powerful waterfalls in the world, cascades into a gorge that is resplendent with the rare

    harpy eagles soaring high above the forest canopy, under which dwell scarlet macaws, parrots and birds of every

    description, rare monkeys and frogs, river otters, tapir, peccary, capybara, deer, sloths and jaguars. It is the kingdom of

    nature.

    Yet our greatest wealth lies in our people and our diverse cultures. Our first peoples inhabit the hinterland of the

    country, while the coast is inhabited by people of African, Indian, Chinese, Portuguese and European descent, brought

    to the shores of South America under British and European colonial rule.

    Since the anti colonial struggles of the 1950's, politics characterized by ethnic division emerged. Since independence in

    1966 a long season of turbulent politics has persisted to the present day leaving in its wake serious economic, cultural

    and social challenges. Poverty with all of its social and psychological dislocations is inhibiting the development of the

    country and condemning whole generations to a bleak future. An epidemic of domestic abuse, alarming suicide rates,

    illiteracy, outward migration, hoplessness among the youth are just some of the ills that stalk the idyllic landscape of

    Guyana.

    03 GUYANA FOUNDATION

    GUYANA FOUNDATION

    he Guyana Foundation has been created by a group of highly committed men and women who see an urgent

    T need to contribute meaningfully to the development of the people of this beautiful country. The Foundation's work reaches across political and ethnic boundaries to bring relief wherever it is needed.The Guyana Foundation is a nonprofit organization free from partisan political allegiance whose membership is open to

    people everywhere who share the view that in an increasingly interdependent world we have the opportunity and the

    duty to reach across physical geographic boundaries to bring relief wherever it is needed.

    The Guyana Foundation is driven by the conviction that great change can be made by people themselves if they are

    encouraged, supported and have their human dignity acknowledged and respected.

    Our doors are open to individuals everywhere, groups, foundations, and international organizations that wish to assist

    us in our endeavour to contribute to the achievement of an economically vibrant ,socially just, peaceful multicultural

    Guyana, living out its motto of "One People, One Nation, One Destiny".

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  • GUYANA FOUNDATION

    GUYANA FOUNDATION

    Gift of Light

    To provide communities with the Gift of Light, a mini solar light kit that

    will create the opportunity for increased productivity, learning, and

    security in areas that are still without electric power or plagued by power

    outages.

    Youth

    To promote youth development through training programs across Guyana

    to equip youth with skills that could provide supplemental income for

    themselves and their families as well as provide opportunities for their

    general advancement.

    The Foundation will offer programs and workshops teaching leadership

    skills, video production, photography, dance instruction, fashion design,

    sports training, event planning and more...

    We encourage skilled professionals from around the world to experience

    the joy of giving of their time and talent with well deserving young people.

    Women's Empowerment Program

    To offer capacity building training courses to assist in the establishment of

    viable cottage industries and programs across Guyana.

    To share marketing ideas for these products and to seek overseas markets

    for specific items. Our website offers a sample of the beautiful creations

    from Guyana.

    Community Renewal

    The Guyana Foundation encourages communities to organize themselves

    into groups to manage common problems in their respective

    neighborhoods. Projects such as controlling litter and garbage disposal,

    providing clean drinking water for school children, improving sanitary

    facilities for school children. Strengthening footbridges over canals.

    The Guyana Foundation teaches them the basic principles of money and

    project management. Donations are given directly to the community

    groups and monitored by our headquarters in Georgetown. Regular site

    visits and reports are prepared on each project.

    We encourage donors to visit these communities to see the difference

    their contribution makes to the lives of many.