When I arrived in Guyana, I was asked to stay after school each day to spend some quality “guy time” with the boys I work with. With all female teachers at school and all female matrons at their home, they spend very little time around men. This is why I find it so important that they are role models for each other, especially the older boys for the younger ones. I live with 3 females myself, not to mention my all-female co-workers, so I’m down for some time with dudes, too.
Here, I’ve captured a few of the fun activities I’ve done with the boys after school in October. Our art supplies are limited, so we do a lot of coloring, but I think it works out. This is when I get the prime opportunity to mingle with the younger boys, mainly grades 1, 2, and 3.