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About Us

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Guyana United Youth Development Association (GUYDA) of New York, Inc. is a Non-Profit organization that contributes to the social, academic, and cultural development of the youth in Guyana, the Caribbean, and the United States.

Your support for our events is extremely appreciated. Your support is the reason GUYDA is able to finance its programs. GUYDA is prepared to manage any program you would finance in keeping its mission.

GUYDA is proud and privileged to recognize their respective and collective contributions in developing youths and hence developing a better society for all.

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.


- Nelson Mandela

Message from the President

Welcome to The Guyana United Youth Development Association (GUYDA)!  We are indeed living in unprecedented times as we experience a pandemic that we have
never seen prior to 2020. Nevertheless, it is my prayer that everyone will stay safe as we follow the advice from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

As president of GUYDA, I am extending this welcome to you on behalf of the Officers and Members of GUYDA. GUYDA is the acronym for the “Guyana United Youth Development Association”. It is a Not-for-Profit corporation based in New York, USA, and comprises of members who reside, both in the USA and in Guyana. This Corporation was established in May 2005 primarily “to promote social and educational opportunities and training for youth in Guyana and the United States, so that they can become productive citizens".

Please explore our website to find out more about what GUYDA is doing for the youth. GUYDA’s mission can only be realized because of the generous donations and contributions from its supporters. “Influence without affluence” is the hallmark of GUYDA, therefore, feel free to contact us to join the GUYDA family.

Thank you for assisting us in helping young people here in the United States and in Guyana.




Leslie E. C. Stewart, P.E.

Written February 1st, 2021

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Vision Statement

The youth of Guyana will be equipped with the appropriate education and skills necessary to assume positions of leadership and self-sufficiency.

Mission Statement  (Why we exist)

Our mission is to provide social and educational opportunities and training to the Guyanese youth in Guyana and in the United States so that they can become productive citizens.

Our Core Values

The core values are as follows:


  1. We value the youth as an important resource in the development of Guyana.

  2. We value teamwork and collaboration.

  3. We value transparency and accountability to our stakeholders

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