It’s a typical misconception that Guyana’s indigenous are resistant to technological advancement. To the contrary, they’re very adept to it. Many communities strike a delicate balance between preserving the environment and adapting to technological advancement.
Jennifer Lawrence, a US citizen who has migrated to and been living in the Central Rupununi Savannahs for several years, sees a need for more computer and internet literacy that will help to develop hinterland communities. Her dream is to set up a computer training facility to teach her fellow villagers how they can harness the power of the internet to promote their tourism products, sell craft, research, and so much more.
Because the location is so remote, and this equipment is so costly, Jennifer is not able to finance the whole project out of her pocket. She needs your help. To this end, she has set up a fundraiser to garner support for her project.
Jennifer has a thousand reasons why she wants to set up a computer training facility in her hinterland village. I’ve carefully read through it, a long story by the way, and I felt compelled to put in my two cents. It’s a noble project, and hopefully it will succeed. If you can’t afford to donate, don’t feel discouraged…you can still help by leaving a nice, supportive comment and spreading the word by sharing the fundraiser. Here’s the link: Jennifer Lawrence’s Computer Training Facility for the Yupukari
If you would like to Support Jennifer’s project and would like speak to her directly, her contact number is +1 720 837 7298 (WhatsApp Available).
Editor’s Note: Team Guyana, South America has verified that this is a legitimate project.