Our Community Impact
The creative industry holds huge potential for economic growth in the Caribbean, however, it is a sector that has historically underperformed for various reasons.
GAN Inc. is a non-profit organisation that provides digital and creative skills training, opportunities, and resources to children and youth in Guyana, the Caribbean and diaspora communities. 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.
Digital Summer Camps
The Guyana Animation Network 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.
Covid 19 Impact
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.