Press Releases

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERS SUPPORT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAMME

The Maria Holder Memorial Trust is partnering with the Higher Education Development Unit (HEDU) of the Ministry of Education and Wheelock College of Boston once again for an expanded programme for teachers. This is an exemplary Public Private Partnership (PPP) that provides invaluable support for Early Childhood Education in Barbados. As Barbados observes Education Month, a new cohort of 25 teachers attended their programme convocation for the Post Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education on October 16th, 2015 at the …

HANDOVER OF KEYS TO THE MARINA HOUSE FOR WOMEN FACING ADDICTION

                  October 2015 will herald a new beginning of healing and restoration for women in Barbados. That’s when the first residential rehabilitation facility will open its doors in Barbados for women who have problems with substance abuse and addiction. In the final step towards opening its doors, The Maria Holder Memorial Trust recently handed over the keys for the completely renovated Marina House to the Substance Abuse Foundation. It signaled another significant …

St. Leonard’s 100 Boys Choir

                THE MARIA HOLDER MEMORIAL TRUST CONGRATULATES THE ST. LEONARD’S 100 BOYS’ CHOIR ON INVITATION TO CARNEGIE HALL In its continuing efforts to enhance the lives of young people, the Barbados-based Charity The Maria Holder Memorial Trust extends congratulations to the St. Leonard’s 100 Boys’ Choir on being invited to Carnegie Hall in 2016. Choir Director Andrew Lokey made the announcement at the choir’s Christmas concert on December 20th at St. Patrick’s Roman …

Groundbreaking For State of-The -Art Nursery School in Gall Hill, Christ Church

17th December, 2014 The Maria Holder Memorial Trust is proud to announce the groundbreaking on Lot #2 Church Hill Road, Gall Hill, Christ Church that is the site of a spanking new state-of-the-art Nursery School. Christopher Holder, Chairman and Co-Founder of The Maria Holder Memorial Trust, spoke at the ceremony about the Trust’s strategic priority in Education.  He stated: “This is part of a wider project to build six Nursery Schools across the island and therefore provide places for all …

Marina House Media Launch

8th December, 2014 REHABILITATION CENTRE ESTABLISHED FOR WOMEN FACING ADDICTION Women who have problems with addiction will soon have a facility to meet their needs. Marina House was launched as a safe haven for these women who are an extremely vulnerable group and are a key target area for support from The Maria Holder Memorial Trust. There is currently no residential rehabilitation facility in Barbados for women despite earlier efforts to link it to Verdun House. It is therefore timely …