Stories and photos by Shabna Ullah

Residents of Sandvoort, an agricultural village in West Canje, Berbice whose residents are close-knit, have been involved in self-help activities from the inception. Reliving a part of the history, Thourald Sinclair, acting chairman of Sandvoort Village Co-op Society told the Sunday Stabroek that “when the village was bought, residents worked together to build it.”

Recently, residents did the same to establish a library that was badly needed in the community, thanks to the help of Peace Corps volunteer, Matthew Cusimano.

Tucked away on the outskirts of New Amsterdam, Sandvoort is located after the village of Lochaber. It is also bordered by Rising Sun and …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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