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The Guyana tribe in search of a lost identity – By Gemma Handy – BBC News

The Guyana tribe in search of a lost identity

Amerindians were the first people to inhabit Guyana; the country’s name translates as ‘land of many waters’.Image copyrightFAIZOOL DEO

Image captionAmerindians were the first people to inhabit Guyana, which translates as “land of many waters”

Painted on a classroom wall, high above the modest wooden benches and chalkboards, Moco-Moco primary school’s motto reads: “Onward upward may we ever go”.

It serves as a daily reminder that there are opportunities for those who apply themselves diligently at this tiny school of 81 pupils in a remote Amerindian village in Guyana.

Sometimes, though, the lack of modern teaching aids is a source of concern for long-time head-teacher Stephen Demetro.       Continue reading

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