WE'RE BRINGING ACADEMIC NETWORKING
VIA SATELITE INTERNET TO GUYANA
The Global Academic Network, a non-profit organization is raising 500K to provide a career guidance and mentorship programme to students at Queen’s College and other educational institutions in Guyana. The programme will provide scholarships, bursaries, internships, and financial support for disadvantaged youth from marginalized communities.
The Knowledge-Based Initiative (KBI) is the programme delivered through the GAN network and online face-face configuration to allow for student participation during each presentation.
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Helping better prepare students for the changing Guyana workplace that has given rise to a multitude of new industries.
The Knowledge-Based Initiative will complement the great work already in place in Guyana.
The summer Math Camp under the supervision of Professor Terrence Blackman and STEM Robotics programme under the management of Karen Abrams is having an impact on young students in Guyana.
Meet the Global Academic Team
The genesis of the Global Academic Network is the concept borne out of the great tradition of Queen’s College. The experiences of the alumni gave rise to the idea of direct assistance to the students of the college in the form of career guidance and mentoring for the senior classes at QC.
The initial founders are all members of alumni associations in different countries. The decision was made to operate as a separate non-profit corporation to provide a specific programme focused on students.
The rational is simple. Due to the discoveries of vast oil and gas reserves offshore Guyana’s coastline, a new world of opportunities will be available to Guyanese from all walks of life in the near future.
We, the founders felt that the new digital technologies fostered in part by the pandemic, allowed for the delivery of career guidance and mentoring programme in online, live presentations with student participation.
Guyana has produced a plethora of extremely well-qualified professionals in many different disciplines, both academic and technical, and willing to offer their expertise as mentors to assist the students to make a decision on a career for their future as part of Phase I.
In Phase II, the programme will match mentor(s) and mentee(s)s, who are interested in specific career information and want to know in greater detail, what may be required for further education, academic degree or technical training to achieve their objective(s).