Monthly Archives: October 2013

Entrepreneurship in Guyana / L’entrepreneuriat au Guyana

La version française suit l’anglais The business landscape in Guyana is far different from what we are used to in Canada. The terms entrepreneur/entrepreneurship are uncommon; locals prefer business owner and my students go for “boss man.” Most business in … Continue reading

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From business professional to teacher / De professionnelle à enseignante

La version française suit l’anglais I am wrapping up my first month at the Open Doors Centre. As with any new job, there have been triumphs and struggles, but all in all I am enjoying my new role at the … Continue reading

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A warm welcome to Guyana / Un accueil chaleureux au Guyana

La version française suit l’anglais The people are what make Guyana great. The second poorest country in the Western hemisphere, next to Haiti, its people have triumphed over hardships and political strife. A mix of Indian (44% of the population), … Continue reading

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My first few days at the Open Doors Centre / Mes premières journées à Open Doors Centre

La version française suit l’anglais September 23rd was my first day at the Open Doors Centre. I felt like a school kid, dressed in my best and outside waiting for the bus 15 minutes before it came. The disability centre where … Continue reading

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An introduction to / Bienvenue à : Open Doors Centre

La version française suit l’anglais On the last formal day of Cuso orientation we were introduced to our partner organizations. They sat the 14 of us in a room while the partners arrived and asked us to find our employer … Continue reading

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Where is Guyana? / Où est la Guyana?

La version française suit l’anglais I’ve been in Guyana three weeks now, discovering and embracing a country I knew little about before my journey began. Guyana is located at the north-eastern tip of South America, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to … Continue reading

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