Hopkinson Back To School Drive 2021

for Dartmouth Village Guyana


Hopkinson Back To School Drive is a 15 year initiative to fill in the gap for some of Guyana’s most vulnerable children. Your donations help us provide backpacks, school supplies, clothing, personal hygiene items and funding for transportation to/from high school for children in the Dartmouth Village in the Essequibo coast of Guyana. Together, we can help ensure these children achieve success despite their circumstances.

This Year We will Continue to Focus on the Needs of Students During COVID-19

The Hopkinson Back To School Drive for Dartmouth Village started more than 15 years ago by Ada (Hopkinson) Charles. The dedication of Ada Charles was born from her memories of growing up and being educated in Dartmouth Village. Her desire is to encourage educational achievement in young people and to give brand new items to boys and girls that may not have often receive unused items.

Hundreds of children have received donated items purchased, collected, packaged and shipped from the United States to students from elementary school through high school.

School SuppliesPersonal Hygiene
BackpacksHand sanitizer
Pens, pencils & pencil casesToothpaste and toothbrush
Notebooks & foldersSoaps & deodorants
Art supplies & crayonsFeminine hygiene products

Dartmouth is a vibrant and predominantly Afro community that relies on agriculture for a livelihood, a tradition that has been passed down to villagers from several generations

Our Hopkinson Back To School Drive 2021 goal is to raise $5,000 to support Dartmouth Village kids in need.


Thank you for your interest in supporting our efforts this year.