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The Importance of Instilling Self-Worth in Guyana’s Youth

A belief pervasive throughout the world about Guyana is the idea that a sense of hopelessness permeates its people, holding them back from progress.  There is a far-reaching sense of pushback in many areas of Guyanese life- from below-par education, … Continue reading

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Licks, Spanking, and the Perception of Violence

One topic that is always controversial amongst the social work force is the idea of “licks,” or beatings that parents give to children as a form of discipline.  Even in the United States, the effectiveness of this form of punishment … Continue reading

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How We Can Change the Landscape of the Electoral Process

Yesterday, representatives from Monique’s Helping Hands attended a workshop presented by USAID’s Governance Executive Program, which will provide a $20,000 USD grant each to select organizations with adequate proposals.  The purpose of the programs for which these grants will be … Continue reading

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Culture of Silence

One of the biggest issues that children in the Caribbean and particularly those in Guyana face is a culture of silence.  Elders prefer to speak in parables rather than tell a child directly what they should and should not do.  … Continue reading

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Funding: One of Many Challenges

Funding is always a problem with nonprofit organizations- from finding sufficient funding and coordinating funding allocations with the government, to the lag time between proposal acceptance and the actual handover of funds. One of the greatest issues that Caribbean nonprofit … Continue reading

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