ACHAWIB VILLAGE


ORIGIN AND MEANING OF VILLAGE NAME

The village got its name from a wild garlic named “Achawi’’ which found growing abundantly along the village creek and on Achawib mountains sides.

BRIEF HISTORY

Date: Before Richard Schomburgk first visit in 1842. Founders: the first set of people who settled in Achawib were the Atorad and its subtribe such as Dawirai and Lumdin. They later intermingle with the Macushis and the Wapishana people. The first settlers’ contemporaries with the Dutch Man De Rooge and Harvey Prideaux and Colin Melville the Scotsman.

As time roll on the Wapishanas came from Brazil to escape forced assimilation by the Portuguese settlers. they felt that this area called Achawib was good for farming and so settle here permanently.

Names of The First Household as Follows:

1. Anawan Chara

2. Tiber Sakun

3. Marasho

4. John Brown

5. Augusto Pinto

6. Joannis

7. Atta

8. Milian Mandook

9. Mandook

10. Joao Peixe

11. Tommy Thomas

GOVERNANCE

a. Toshao

b. Deputy Toshao

c. Secretary

d. Treasurer

e. Assistant Secretary/ Treasurer

f. Councilors

VILLAGE ORGANISATION

1. Achawib Women’s Sewing Group.

2. Parent, Teachers, and Friends Association

3. Achawib Sport Club

4. Churches: Roman Catholic, Seven Days Adventist and Christian Brethren

POPULATION

625 Present Population

SATELLITE COMMUNITIES

Bashaizon

MAIN ECOSYSTEM AND RESOURCE AREAS

1. Kowamaid – Handicraft materials

2. Kuyuwini – Fish

3. Tamtoon – Savannah Deer, Yesi, Turtle


ECONOMY AND LAND USE

1. Cattle Rearing

2. Fishing and Farming

3. Mining

SERVICES AND FACILITIES

1. Achawib Nursery School

2. Achawib Primary School

3. Community Health Center

4. Radio set and Cell Phones

NAMES OF OLD SETTLEMENT

1. Po’irbara

2. Chibiraire

3. Shibobnao

4. Cha Ko’ir toon

5. Channa

At these places graves and fruits trees can still be found. Fruits trees include: Jamoon, Mango, Cashew.

NAMES OF FORMER TOSHAOS

1. Milian Mandook

2. Indace Johnson

3. Andrew Thomas

4. Lionel Constancio

5. Pedro Thomas

6. Ernest Johnson

7. Leonard Wilson

8. Reginald Wilson

9. Sidwell Johnson

10. Leonard Johnson Present toshao

SPORTS

Sports Activities include: (a) Soft Ball Cricket – Male and Female

(b) Volley ball _ Male and Female

(C) Football - Male and Female

(d) Athletics - Track and field young and old

COMMUNITY PROJECTS.

1. Cattle Rearing

2. Village Shop

3. Sport Ground

WILDLIFE INTEREST AND TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Rock Carving



HOW DO WE CARE FOR OUR RESOURCES?

1. Use only enough for our needs and avoid wasting

2. Sharing between neighboring communities

3. Documenting where resources are found in abundance.

4. Avoid deforestation

5. Allowing the land to falloa

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