75,000 Amerindians reside in isolated villages in Guyana’s hinterland. Communication systems are poor and electricity is scarce or non-existent. As a result school children and adults lag behind in education & socio-economic development. Nestled in a mountain valley, Wayling is located a 16-hour walk from the nearest town. It recently constructed a one-room building for school and community meeting rooms. Solar power will provide lights, entertainment & emergency communication for 100 persons.
Coordinate with government officials; verify needs with community leaders; purchase solar/radio systems, DVD/TV players and DVDs; transport materials by plane, boat and porters, & train community maintenance team to install & operate systems.
Solar energy/HF radio will improve quality of life for 100 persons in rainforest environment thru immediate radio contact for medical emergencies, community meetings & better educational systems. It will bring smiles to faces via DVD entertainment.