Founded in 2016, GAN ventured into one of the most unconventional causes in Guyana and the Caribbean creating multi-dimensional levels of connectivity for the digital and creative community in Guyana, particularly at the youth level. Our vision includes our diaspora communities and the globe. With a combined vision and mission to lead, activate, and contribute to change in Guyana’s creative and digital industries, GAN has trained over 400 children and youth, including 186 girls in ICT, entrepreneurship and management skills. Every year, approximately 50 children and youth in the Caribbean and in parts of the world learn trending digital and creative skills through GAN’s Digital Summer Camps.
Our main activities are Annual Digital Summer Camps, Creating Creative Connections and the Girls in ICT Interschools’ Initiative all aimed at inspiring innovation and creativity. The organization also organizes trips to international festivals, conferences and events for training, employment and exposure. GAN has hosted annual digital summer camps since its launch in 2016, in which young people have learnt a range of skills such as comic art design, 2D animation, 3D and virtual-reality game development and design, stop motion animation, digital painting, character design, design for business marketing and app design and prototyping.
In 2020, a grant and partnership with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust allowed GAN to support frontline workers by providing 806 3D-printed face shields and to sponsor access to digital training and digital training technology to for children and participants aged between 15 and 24.
After five years of operations, GAN is dedicated to shifted workforce development and skills training for traditional and digital by helping them to create and access jobs, education and other opportunities in the Animation and New Media Industries.