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OUR WORK

We will achieve our vision of a Guyana that is healthy and vibrant via work in the following areas: 

  1. A series of on-going, sustainable, country-wide training workshops and outreaches in a variety of fields to develop the skillset of the Guyanese people in order to create urgently needed economic opportunities. These programs will be conducted by highly-qualified professionals from Guyana and around the globe, in the areas of entrepreneurship, life skills, literacy, youth and women’s empowerment, agriculture, fine arts, and culture.
     
  2. The expert logistical and accountable distribution of donations and supplies from around the globe to benefit underprivileged families and communities across Guyana.
     
  3. A national suicide prevention program, crafted by highly-qualified mental health professionals, and informed by studies commissioned by the Foundation in collaboration with researchers from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, York University in Canada, and others. This program seeks to reduce the suicide rate in the country, which is currently ranked by the World Health Organization as the highest in the world, and will be presented to the government of Guyana for support in its implementation. It will enhance the availability of local psycho-social and crisis intervention services countrywide, and tackle suicidality in Guyana. It will also include recommendations to repeal the antiquated mental health ordinance which dates back to 1930, and the development of urgently-needed, modern mental health legislation.

Our Impact

The Foundation’s work has been recognized locally, and internationally, and has been featured by prominent news agencies in the US and the UK, such as The Economist, The Guardian, and others. Its founder, Mrs. Supriya Singh-Bodden, was recently honored with one of Guyana’s highest national awards – the Cacique's Crown of Honor – for her leadership and charitable work in Guyana.

The doors of the Guyana Foundation are open to individuals everywhere, groups, foundations, businesses and international organizations, that wish to assist us in our endeavor to contribute to the achievement of an economically vibrant, socially just, peaceful multicultural Guyana, living out its motto of “One People, One Nation, One Destiny.”

Our operations are overseen by a Board of Trustees headed by Mrs. Supriya Singh-Bodden, C.C.H.