Rebecca Anwar recently returned from Guyana. She gave a report on a medical mission sponsored by the Demerera Rotary Club in Georgetown, Guyana. The group traveled in three vans some 400 miles to the southern part of the country, where they conducted medical screenings for the local Amerindian population. This population is subject to a large number of diseases, to which they have low resistance because of the high cholesterol, low variety diet that they have.
Rebecca also reported on some improvements at the orphanage that have received financial support from our club. The most recent improvement was phase 1 of solar panels, which provide light at times of blackouts. This has proved very helpful for the children. Plans for subsequent phases of the solar panels include full electrification through these panels, but this will require more fundraising.
Rebecca has also been able to work with local vendors to supply “go slow” signs in front of the orphanage and for various other projects supporting the children. These contributions by local merchants suggests that they have begun to recognize the high quality of the care given at the Hope Children’s home.