Guyana UK Social Development Association

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The Guyana UK Social Development Association (GUSDA) is a charitable voluntary organisation founded in 1995, under the name Guyana Charity Ball, by a group of Guyanese promoters and Djs who wanted to give something back to the community.

In 2004 the organisation was constituted and until April 2017 operated under the name Guyana UK Sports Development Association (GUSDA). It's prime purpose has been to assist in the development of sports in Guyana and of Guyanese in the UK. In April 2017, the Association decided to change its name to Guyana UK Social Development Association to broaden the scope of its activities and encompass a range of social development issues while retaining its acronym GUSDA.

In addition to sport, GUSDA will seek to lend its support in the areas of education, culture, health including mental health and general well-being. It will focus primarily on the young and the elderly.

Over the last 20 years, GUSDA has supported several worthy causes. Most recently as part of the Guyana Golden Jubilee commemorative activities, in conjunction with the Guyana UK Consortium, the Association has donated £1000 to Uncle Eddie’s Home for the Elderly in Guyana through that organisations patron, His Excellency Hamley Case, the High Commissioner of Guyana to the United Kingdom. A similar donation of £1000 was also made to the Amos Bursary in the United Kingdom whose patron is another UK Guyanese stalwart, Baroness Amos. The Amos Bursary supports boys of Caribbean heritage attending University in achieving their career ambitions.

guyana folk festival may 2019

GUSDA’s Annual Teen Talent Competition is here again!

Are you 13 to 18 years of age and bursting with talent as a singer, dancer, musician or poet? There are prizes to be won and there is no application fee!

The Guyana UK Social Development Association (GUSDA) is hosting its Teen talent competition at the Annual Folk Festival to be held on Monday, 27 May 2019 at the Oasis Academy, Shirley Road, Croydon CR from 1pm. See flyer attached.

The Teen Talent competition is open to teenagers who are Guyanese born or are of Guyanese heritage (at least one parent or grandparent must have been born in Guyana).

Prizes to be awarded are as follows:

  • 1st Prize: £100
  • 2nd Prize: £75
  • 3rd Prize: £50

If you are interested, please request an application form by sending an email to gusdauk@gmail.com.