Gender Equality Through Education


Education: The Foundation of a Progressive Society

Every child deserves the opportunity to thrive and succeed in their passion. We, at Abraham’s Tent, are dedicated to ensuring this possibility.

Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD and her family established Abraham’s Tent in 2007. Dr. Sharma was born and raised in Guyana until the age of 10, when she emigrated with her parents and sibling to the United States. Dr. Sharma knows that education is a critical tool in the challenge to overcome poverty and to build a successful life.

Dr. Sharma and her husband, Dr. James Allison, recently launched the Sharmallison Scholarship Program under Abraham's Tent. This program provides funding for higher education to economically disadvantaged students in Guyana and the United States


“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears and never regrets”

Leonardo DaVinci


Our Mission

Abraham's Tent, Inc. is dedicated to providing an education that supports future success and equal opportunities for children in need in Guyana and the United States. Thanks to Dr. Sharma and Dr. Allison, we have an opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

Our 2019/2020 Goals

  • Build a school that can accommodate a full K – 12 curriculum

  • Seek out students who have dropped-out of school due to poverty, and offer them the opportunity for an education

  • Offer Agricultural Science classes so that students, and their families, can become more self-sufficient

  • Expand literacy and computer technology classes

  • Encourage students to volunteer their time at our school and within their community


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