Abuse, drugs and alcohol: the Westbury case

Westbury is a small community juxtaposing Dartmouth, along the public road on the Essequibo Coast. Its residents are predominantly Guyanese of African descent, with a minority of East Indians, Amerindians and mixed. The poverty stricken community is a hub for drugs (mainly marijuana), and is affected by a high level of alcoholism.  It is also […]

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Red Village, a story of poverty and hardships

  The women of Red Village are among the most vulnerable to poverty on the Essequibo Coast, in Region 2 (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Guyana. Predominantly Amerindian, this community has no health centre, community multipurpose building or properly maintained play field. The pitched streets are built on sandy loam soil which due to erosion, caused undermining and overall […]

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Support education, sponsor a child today!

GEPAN’S Support Education Campaign (SEC) was launched in August 2016, as an incentive for parents to send their children to school. The initiative falls within the organisation’s scope of empowering people living in Guyana’s rural communities, particularly single mothers and their children, and consists of donating stationery packages and other school supplies to children attending […]

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GEPAN makes donation in Kuru Kururu

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GEPAN, Friday, September 9, 2016: The Guyana Empowered Peoples Action Network (GEPAN) through its Support Education Campaign (SEC), donated stationery gift bags to primary School children of Kuru Kururu, located on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway. The community is comprised of predominantly Amerindians and people of mixed descent who migrated from different parts of Guyana. Kuru Kururu is […]

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GEPAN’s Support Education Campaign (SEC) continues in Canal #1

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The Guyana Empowered Peoples Action Network (GEPAN) under its Support Education Campaign (SEC), donated stationery gift bags to 26 Primary School children of Tenez Fairm in Canal Polder #1, West Bank Demerara, Region 3, last Sunday. GEPAN’s Executive Member Rishma Ajodha, delivered the packages to the 26 children on behalf of the organisation. She visited […]

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GEPAN continues its Support Education Campaign (SEC) in Hope

  GEPAN, Guyana, September 8, 2016: The Guyana Empowered Peoples Action Network (GEPAN) on Sunday, September 8, continued its Support Education Campaign (SEC) in Hope village (Hope Estate) located on the East Coast Demerara, Region 4. SEC is an initiative which was recently launched by GEPAN, to encourage school turn-out for children coming from modest […]

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GEPAN donates stationery to children in Red Village

The Guyana Empowered Peoples Action Network (GEPAN) in  an attempt to support education and assist parents in Red Village, Essequibo Coast, Region 2, distributed stationery to Primary School children within the community.   After having worked in the community earlier this year in partnership with the Suddie Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), the organisation with the help […]

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Message on International Children’s Day 2016

Today is International Children’s Day, one of the days dozens of countries have set aside to reflect on children’s rights. The Guyana Empowered Peoples Action Network (GEPAN) remembers the children of the streets, those who are victims of forced labour and TIP, those who are victims of poverty and abuse in its multiple forms. We […]

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