GEPAN is a non-profit, secular organisation working to empower socially and economically challenged households in rural and hinterland communities in Guyana. Our vision is to strengthen the socioeconomic resilience of communities by working with families most exposed or at risk of poverty, family violence and discrimination.
Founded in January 2016, the organisation cultivates a network of people desirous of contributing to positive changes at the community level, through charity or empowerment initiatives. We place special emphasis on helping women and children by providing relief and by supporting education through our annual SEC program. Our core team is comprised of a group of passionate, dynamic and proactive individuals who believe in giving back to communities. A New York chapter was established in 2018 in response to the tremendous support for our work by the Guyanese diaspora in North America. Our work extends beyond Georgetown, spanning indigenous communities from as far as the Rupununi Savannahs to Moruca and Mabaruma. Rural communities on the Essequibo Coast, East Coast and West Bank among others, have also benefited from our annual SEC program.
Documenting the living conditions of our beneficiaries also forms part of our mandate and is congruent with our efforts to sensitize and raise awareness on the vulnerability and poverty levels existing in Guyana. Click here to access our publications.