We sometimes provide one off grants to Guyanese charitable organisations, which have a proven track record in helping to advance education. We also work with teachers and educational projects which have clear ideas about what they want to achieve and how they intend to go about it.
Since our inception in 2008, the Trust has learned valuable lessons about how we can be most effective from our own involvement in Guyana and from the experiences of charities currently operating there. As a result, we have developed clear guidelines for the way we work in Guyana outlined in our Trust Deed.
I come from London and graduated from Swansea University with a degree and PhD in English Literature. I have been actively involved in the further education sector since 1981 and am Vice Principal at City of Westminster College. I have been interested in Guyana’s political and cultural context for many years and was a close friend of Judaman Seecoomar and his family.
I am a dietician working in the NHS in both acute and community settings. I was born in Trinidad and have close connections with Guyana. I was educated to secondary level in Trinidad and understand the importance of opportunities, which result from having a solid educational foundation.
Position: Regional Representative : Non-trustee
I began my relationship with the Trust in my role as Head of Clonbrook Primary. Since leaving the school in 2009 I have been the Trust’s regional representative in Guyana.
I was born in Guyana and came to the UK with my family when I was just six years old. I have been working with children and teaching disadvantaged young people for most of my adult life. I have an MA in Curriculum Development and currently work in Further Education.
I am a fundraiser and work for a child rights charity. I have a degree in Performing Arts and Arts Management and I am currently doing an Msc in Development Studies and Social Anthropology. I’m passionate about development, education and the objectives of the trust.
Kerryn Lutchman Singh
I am a Gynaecological Oncologist at Swansea Hospital. I believe strongly in the aims of the Trust and hope to be instrumental in helping it to achieve those aims.
I graduated from The University of Kent at Canterbury with a degree in psychology and a keen interest in working with young adults with learning disabilities. I completed my teacher training at the Institute of Education and am currently the High Needs Student Coordinator at City of Westminster College. I am a firm believer in education for all.
“We will need political will to strengthen our educational system. Because it is only through education that people can understand what is going on and make careful judgement and not only see things about how it pinches their foot. It is an established fact that where there is illiteracy there is political uncertainty. Education has to be a ‘cradle to the grave’ situation.”
Guyanese Voices – The Extracts.