COVID-19 Emergency Response

Socially distant but together in solidarity

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COVID-19 is a hard-hitting dilemma for poor families. To help them stay home, limit their exposure to the virus and by extent its propagation, GEPAN provides solidarity hampers. Each hamper contains food items to support a family for up to one month. You can help by donating to our food bank (non-perishable food items with long shelf lives), or by clicking here to make an online donation.

ABOUT US

GEPAN is a non-profit, secular organisation working to empower socially and economically challenged households in rural and hinterland communities in Guyana. 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 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. We do not receive salaries, government funding, stipends, per diem or other financial benefits, and we run solely on the generosity of our private donors. 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.  

MEET OUR TEAM

Get to know us, drop us a line!
Anna Correia

Anna Correia

Founder
Nuwina Alladeen

Nuwina Alladeen

Head of New York chapter
Joanna Correia

Joanna Correia

Project Advisory
Phillip Xavier

Phillip Xavier

Logistics Coordinator
Latoya Williams

Latoya Williams

Women's Development
Rubina Sulaman

Rubina Sulaman

Women's empowerment
Bindia Isurdeen

Bindia Isurdeen

Volunteer, Communications

WHAT YOU SUPPORT!

COVID-19 Solidarity Hampers

COVID-19 Solidarity Hampers

Helping families flatten the curve

Many families cannot afford to stay in confinement because they depend on hourly, daily or weekly wages. Their employment is neither secured nor guaranteed. This is why we provide vulnerable households with grocery hampers helping them to make ends meet and stay at home. If you would like to donate to our solidarity hampers click on image above. Together we can flatten the curve!

Supporting Tertiary Education

Supporting Tertiary Education

Increasing opportunities for youths

We provide assistance to students with reduced opportunities to access tertiary education. This includes summer courses, support lessons and tuition fees.

Support Education Campaign

Support Education Campaign

Incentives to stay in school

Every year we collect note books, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, crayons, markers, water bottles, back-packs/school bags, geometry sets, scientific calculators, dictionaries, computers and any other school necessities. Contact us to drop off items or click on our donate button. It takes just $10 (US) to sponsor stationery for 1 child!
Status: ongoing

Year-round Clothing Drive

Year-round Clothing Drive

for adults, children and babies

We collect clothing for families in need. Clothing can be new or used ( but we avoid distributing pieces with stains, holes, or other notable damages). Contact us for drop-off locations
Status: ongoing

Food Bank

Food Bank

For our solidarity hampers

We collect food items, preferable non-perishables or those with long shelf lives for families in need. For drop-off location please contact us. Donations can also be made online by clicking on tab above or visiting our donations page.
Status: ongoing

NEWS AND UPDATES

We give back, empower and document living conditions in Guyana. For more information on what we do check out the articles below or visit our pages dedicated to Education or Women!