BENEFITING: Builders Beyond Borders
My name is Lesley Allenby and I am a Peace Corps volunteer serving in a remote Amerindian village called Wakapoa in Guyana, South America. Because of its hinterland location, Wakapoa lacks in education and employment opportunities resulting in kids as young as 13 leaving the community to work in the gold mines. A youth centre and library will promote adult and child literacy, provide a safe space for youth activities, and be a place where community meetings and educational workshops can be held. The centre was initiated by the community members and the school PTA. All labor will be voluntary and the $3500 I am trying to raise will cover the cost of all the building materials. Please help us reach our goal!