Friday, February 18, 2011

Bartica Learning Resource Center is Now Online!

Welcome to our new blog!

We've created a place online where we can post information, news, and updates about the things we do at the Bartica Learning Resources Centre (BLRC).

Here's a little information about us:
Bartica is a small town of 20,000 people and rests on a peninsula where the Cuyuni and Mazaruni rivers join the mighty Essequibo (the largest river in Guyana). The BLRC is a library/resources centre at gateway to the interior of Guyana.

Our centre is run and operated by two teachers:
Tr. Angela Douglas - who is the coordinator for this center
Tr. Naomi Benn - who is the assistant coordinator and technical adviser

These two wonderful people are supported by Peace Corps, VSO, and World Teach volunteers from around the world.

Currently, we are raising money to purchase new computers for the centre so that we can begin to teach teachers and students how to improve education by using a computer.

Here is the link to our donation site if you are interested in contributing:

Computer Learning Resource Center Grant

We hope you will check back regularly to learn more about the BLRC and to see the kinds of things we do here for the schools and community members of Bartica!

All the best,
The members of the Bartica Learning Resources Centre

Canadian Poet visits Guyana

Today was a great day.
Children from Holy Name Primary School,visited the center to do some work with Mr. Peter Jailall.

Who is Mr. Peter Jailall? He is a Guyanese-Canadian who lives in Toronto.  He is also a poet and story teller.

Mr. Jailall is here, in Guyana, to help primary students improve their writing skills and their story telling skills.  He does this by first telling a story to them, then asking them to paint a picture of the story, and then by having them write their own stories.

Here are some of the paintings that children from Holy Name Primary did today.

Their stories will be published in a small booklet.  Copies of this booklet will be at their school, at our library, and hopefully online at this blog!

We hope you enjoy what you see so far!

All the best,
Tr Naomi,
Bartica Learning Resources Centre,
Guyana, South America