We are The Queen’s College of Guyana Association (UK), established in 1988 and registered as Charity No 801250 under the laws of England & Wales in 1989.
Brief HISTORY of Queen’s College School Guyana
Queen’s College was founded as a boys’ grammar school in August 1844 by the first Anglican Bishop of the West Indies. It was, and remains, the leading secondary school in Guyana, its students having secured more Guiana/Guyana Scholarships (now discontinued) than all the other schools in the country put together. The school became a government institution in 1876 and co-educational in 1975. Distinguished alumni include two Presidents of the republic, a former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, and a First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy.
MISSION Our charitable object, or mission, is to advance the education of the students at the College by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for their education; it also includes the provision of relief to poor students.
OFFICERS The Officers of the Association comprise a President and Vice-Presidents (non-executive) and a Management Committee of seven, all elected annually at the AGM. The Committee, which also has powers of co-option, chooses the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer from amongst its elected members who also are the ex officio Trustees of the charity.
FUNDRAISING We raise funds through subscriptions, donations and activities, have contributed laboratory and computer equipment, classroom and auditorium furniture, library and text books, and school ties, and support the Guyana Association’s welfare programme.
ACTIVITIES Regular activities have included:
Summer Family Barbecue
Carnival Fête (Sunday of Notting Hill Carnival)
Year-end Annual Dinner
The Annual General Meeting is held in November.
For further information about the Association click on the UK Association link below (in the footer).
ASSISTANCE PROJECTS: Our commitment to the welfare of the school, its faculty and student body has been consistently demonstrated over the years, by our donations of tangibles and intangibles – all of which serve to enhance the faculty’s teaching and the students’ learning experiences.
Donations received and donations made to the school are reported in the Association’s Newsletter.