Mar 19, 2017

Nadia Ayad

Nadia Ayad

Protecting Traditional Land Rights

Wai-Wai training underway in Kanashen

Mar 9, 2017

Stephen Faria R.I.P.

Stephen Herman Faria, born on the 1st of May 1951, was the first son of Herman and Theodora Faria. He spent his early childhood in growing up in the family’s Hadfield street home. Stephen attended St. Stanislaus College between the years of 1962 and 1966. He then moved to the North West District of Guyana where he lived for about two years.
At the end of these two years, Stephen moved to the rolling savannah hills of the Rupununi in Region 9. It was love at first sight.  He continued his studies under the tutelage of John and Carol Vieira, his uncle and aunt respectively. This led him into teaching as his first profession, which he did for four years.
Stephen’s next major milestone was marriage to Dorothy Atkinson, daughter of Nash and Altacir Atkinson. Of this marriage four sons were born – Christopher, Ken, Jeremy and Theodore. 
Stephen and his family farmed the land and reared livestock as their livelihood. Later on he got into Civil Construction building roads, bridges, water distribution systems and refurbishing of hinterland airstrips. In his final years he added grocery supplies to his list of activities for profit.
On the 6th of March 2017 Stephen made his last earthly journey. He is survived by his four sons and his wife.

Stephen will be missed to an exponential level. He was a friend to every and anyone in need. He was quick to dispense advice and help whenever and wherever needed.  The Rupununi is left short of the fantastic man who Stephen was.

 May the Creator accept him into his fold and comfort his loved ones who are left to continue his legacy.
Rest In Peace Mr. Stephen Faria - daddy Steve to your sons, Stevie-Dan to your friends and Uncle Steve to hundreds. May the winds on the Rupununi sing your song forever. 

With love, 
From: Dorothy,Chris, Ken, Jerry ,Ted and all the Grand Children.

Feb 7, 2017

Mercy Resident Care

From Guyana Christian Charities October 2016 Newsletter

The St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, in collaboration with the Sisters of Mercy, have identified a dire need for the provision of a resident care home for senior citizens and have embarked on the conversion of an existing Convent building in Pere Street, Kitty, to what will be known as the Mercy Resident Care. It will provide accommodation for thirty two (32) elderly persons and is scheduled to be opened in November of this year. The Resident Care facility will be designed for persons who can no longer live alone or care for their own personal needs, such as dressing, bathing, personal care, cooking and housekeeping. It is anticipated that the facility will also cater to those who have chronic medical needs requiring daily attention by a registered nurse. It will be a place where the elderly are honored, respected and empowered to make decisions that affect their lives. It is anticipated that activities will be planned for the residents so that their days are filled with purpose and meaning and not loneliness and boredom. The elderly will enjoy freedom, independence and privacy when they choose it — security, companionship and support when they need it. Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc. is happy to add this Home to the list of charities that we support. In our next Newsletter we will publish a list of items that are still needed for this facility. In the meanwhile, if you would like to make a monetary donation we will arrange for it to be assigned to this charity to assist in its ongoing operation.

Sports Equipment sent from Toronto to College

These include:
8 - Outdoor Basketballs  
4 - Size 4 Futsal Balls
4 - Size 5 Futsal Balls 
1 - Pair Wicket keeping gloves
1 - Pair of Wicket Keeping pads
2 - Pairs left handed cricket gloves
2 - Pairs right handed cricket gloves
12 - Concrete Cricket Balls
12 - Regular Cricket Balls
12 - Indoor Hockey Balls

SSCAAT was happy to facilitate the acquisition of the Sports Equipment required. The project funded by the members of the Antigua & Barbuda chapter in order to improve the sports program at Saints. SSCAAT also covered the shipping costs.

The shipment included items for field events such as shot put, javelin and discus, as well as soccer, basketball and cricket. Tents donated to the scout troupe, measuring tapes for the technology department and three computers for the library were also part of the shipment.