Sarah Olivia Ambriz
Volunteer: Sarah Olivia Ambriz
I am currently serving a third year in the Hinterlands of Guyana, South America, a place called the Rupununi, in a village called Yupukari. I am an education volunteer attached to the primary school in my village, and work as head librarian at our public library. I work, developing library programs for both students and teachers, and assist teachers in the school with various tutorials or projects. The brownish-red savannas, blue-gray mountains and vibrant green jungles of the Rupununi, as well as the beautiful, spirited children of my village are what has kept me in Guyana so long; I truly love working in the atmosphere. Children, books and natural beauty - what more could I ask for?
Contributions from Sarah Olivia Ambriz
Made you look, huh? Before you jump to any lewd conclusions, I'll clear the air and inform you that it simply means I determined the sex of a caiman, or black caiman (melanosuchus niger), one species of alligators found here in the Rupununi, the region that makes up the southern third of Guyana. The largest, actually. Caiman House, HQ for the NGO I’m working with, gets its name from studying the black caiman here. One of the several projects CH is involved in is the Caiman Project, where they...