How You Can Help

Our operating costs are high because the ABA method is based on individual and small-group work. The full economic cost of maintaining a child at the School is $5,000/year (£3,100), a figure that is well beyond the capacity of most Guyanese families. We ask parents for whatever donations they can afford, but no child is ever turned away for financial reasons. Many of the parents of our current students are unable to donate anything, and actually require our additional assistance with travel costs and the provision of lunches or snacks.

As awareness and recognition of autism increases in Guyana, we anticipate that demand will grow, with parents looking for quality educational services for their children. We would like to be able to respond to this rising demand, but can only do so if we employ and train more tutors.

We can be contacted at sjismail1@gmail.com or vanessaseebarran@yahoo.com. Become a friend of Step by Step Guyana on Facebook where you can get updates on all things autism and information on our activities.

If you have donated, please send us your information so you can be properly acknowledged.

Here are some ways you can help us:

  • Sponsoring a child: You provide partial costs to maintain a child at the School ($300/£185 per term).
  • Teacher Sponsorship: The high-intensity educational services that we provide for children at Step by Step is very costly. Sponsoring all or part of a teacher’s salary (approx. $400 /£250 per month) can be one way to help us.
  • Consultant airfares:  Our consultants come from the US (Boston) and do not charge fees.  But we do need to cover their airfares and give them a small per diem to cover local costs.  The total for each visit is $1500 / £1040
  • Donate funds: This can be a non-specific donation to the overall running of the school. You can sponsor events, both in cash and in kind. You can even sponsor the costs of workshops, or the purchase of equipment/learning resources locally or from overseas. The Step by Step Foundation is a registered charity 501(c)3.
  • Help us build: With our new building, we will need to raise close to 600K in US Dollars. Every little bit helps.




    • Name of Organization: The Step by Step Foundation
      Our Bank: Republic Bank Guyana (Main Office)
      Address of Bank: 38-40, Water Street,Georgetown, Guyana
      SWIFTCODE (for those overseas): RBGLGYGG Account Number: 651 5761

By check:

    • Postal address: 4, Ogle Public Road, East Coast Demerara, Guyana or
      Guyana School Address: Lot 3, Bagotstown, EBD, Guyana.
      (The check should be made out to The Step by Step Foundation)
  • US donors:    Step by Step Foundation, 6 Archdale Road, Roslindale, MA 02131