As members of the Guyanese Diaspora in the United Kingdom, we must ensure that we pass on our heritage to our youth.
These Golden Jubilee activities provide a perfect opportunity to do so and to recognise the achievements of our younger generation.
To this end, we have embarked on a drive to obtain the names of young Guyanese who have excelled in various fields.
We are seeking your assistance in identifying such Guyanese and to do so please complete and submit this form.
Please note that individuals must be below 35 years or below. Information about minors must be submitted by a parent or guardian.
|Young Guyanese Achievers
|Ayanna Cameron-Blair-Ford is a 20 year old, south Londoner of Guyanese descent. She is currently studying Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, where she has become an exciting part of the Oxford music scene. Involved in music and the arts from a young age, Ayanna found herself writing and performing her own music to many different audiences, where she had great success in local talent competitions from as young as 11.
Ayanna has performed in various venues from Central Hall Westminster - Concert Hall (London) to the Airwaves Musical Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. She enjoys music of all genres and has often been compared to the voices of Lianne la Havas and Corrine Bailey Rae. Her passions in Architecture and Music stem from her Guyanese and Jamaican heritages and great support from her parents whom have always allowed her to follow both dreams.
Recognised as having qualified as the youngest Dentist in the UK at the time after following in her brother’s footsteps and studying Dentistry at the age of 17. Both of her parents hail from West Coast Berbice. She’s been practicing Dentistry for eight years now and is also involved in football coaching.
In 2014, Louise obtained formal qualification in Coaching Football and supports youths in Guyana whenever she can with coaching, football kits, boots and equipment.
|Richard Elliot Matheson:
We recognise sixteen year old Richard for outstanding academic achievement. Richard was awarded eleven A stars (distinctions) at GCSE 2015 including full marks in his English Literature paper. Richard would like to become a barrister, like his mother Susan, after completing his A’ Levels and university.
Richard is a member of his school debating team and participates in Model United Nations (MUN). He is working towards his silver Duke of Edinburgh award. He is the son of the late Jimmy Matheson who served as the Guyanese Ambassador to Brussels (1987-1992) and held other senior international positions.
|Bruce Rusoke Parris:
Recognition of sixteen year old Bruce Parris for all round achievement. Bruce is in his third year of membership of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, where he is joint- principal bassoon.
Bruce also achieved ten A stars (distinctions) at GCSE 2015, including full marks in the Maths paper and would like to study Physics at university. He also captained Harrow Rugby Club to an undefeated league season in the Under 16 Middlesex division two in 2014/15 season and won player of the year or best supporting player for three consecutive years.
Bruce has also represented his school and club at various county-level athletic meets in the discus, 400m and 800m events with a good degree of success.
|Bridget Nsemere Parris:
Thirteen year old oboist Bridget has successfully auditioned for the National Children Orchestra of Great Britain for the third year in a row. Bridget is a keen tennis player and won numerous local competitions.
|Malcolm Musema Parris:
In 2016, Malcolm won a place in the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain. He is eleven years old and plays the cello. He was also named as player of the year in his age group for two consecutive years at Harrow Rugby Club.