Jeconiah Foundation

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

Jeconiah Foundation’s primary function is to build wholesome and rewarding relationships with children who are living within the State Children’s homes in Barbados and to collaborate with the agencies and NGOs that cater to the children by offering support where necessary.

Project Summary
The Trust’s donation provided funding over a three year period to cover the cost of transportation for the students of the University of West Indies who assist with the Jeconiah Homework Programme at Farrs and Sterling Children’s homes.As a result of the funding provided by the Trust, Jeconiah Foundation was able to provide resources to assist the children with their studies. There was also an element of mentoring which resulted in the improvement of attitudes and school grades of the wards of the two homes.

 

Children’s Development Centre (IT Server)

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

The Children’s Development Centre was opened to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for children with disabilities.

Project Summary
The Trust donation provided funding for the purchase of an IT Server to run the local area network computer system.The Children’s Development Centre’s IT capabilities badly needed upgrading in order to keep up with technological advances and to create a more modern database.

 

Queen Elizabeth Home (construction)

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Sector:Poverty Alleviation

Country:Grenada

The Queen Elizabeth Home for Children is a home for abused and abandoned children located in Tempe Grenada. It is a Not for Profit Charity registered by an Act of Parliament on the island of Grenada and was originally started in the 1950’s. The Home itself was built in 1964 and is the oldest such home on the island. They are currently 28 children in the home.

Project Summary
The Trust embraced The Queen Elizabeth Home for Children and was able to provide funding to constructadditional facilities to double the intake of children, as well as renovating and refurbishing the existing building to complement the new facilities.The Home will be able to accommodate approximately 50 children when the extension is complete and will provide a safe environment for the resident children. There is also a newly constructed Therapy Building for the children and teachers.

 

Queens Elizabeth Home (Transport/Equipment)

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Sector:Poverty Alleviation

Country:Grenada

The Queen Elizabeth Home for Children is a home for abused and abandoned children located in Tempe Grenada. It is a Not for Profit Charity registered by an Act of Parliament on the island of Grenada and was originally started in the 1950’s. The Home itself was built in 1964 and is the oldest such home on the island. They are currently 28 children in the home.

Project Summary
The Trust provided funding for the purchase of a 16-seater Toyota Hiace High Roof bus, used solely for the operational activities of the Home. The bus will be used to transport the children to and from school, church and to recreational or social activities. The Trust also purchased an industrial washing machine and dryer for the Home.

 

Diabetes Awareness Day’08

Sector:Health Care

Country:Barbados

The Diabetes Foundation’s mission is to raise the standard of diabetes care in Barbados by increasing public awareness of the disease and improving self-management skills.

Project Summary
The Trust provided funding for the rental of the electronic billboard screen, the purchase of “unite for diabetes” pins and the printing of pamphlets. The expected result was to assist with the promotion of Diabetes Awareness in Barbados.

www.barbadosdiabetesfoundation.org

 

The Farm Teen Challenge

Sector:Poverty Alleviation

Country:Barbados

Teen Challenge Barbados is a dynamic faith based yearlong residential training facility for young men aged 16 years and older with life-controlling addictions.

Project Summary
The Trust provided funding for the purchase of farming equipment, animal development, marketing and advertising, and purchase of a walk-in freezer. To turn the Farm’s resources into viable income-generating sources for the program whilst optimising treatment administration standards and moving towards self-sustainability. The rehabilitation of drug/alcohol dependent men by facilitating life transformation in the individuals lives by allowing them to work through their issues to become better citizens.

www.unitedcaribbean.com/teenchallenge-contact.html

 

Hope Foundation – Lupus (Awareness & Support ’09)

Sector:Health Care

Country:Barbados

The Hope Foundation, founded in May 1991, has stuck steadfastly to its primary objective which is creating an awareness of the lesser known chronic illnesses such as Lupus and Sickle Cell Anemia conditions for which there are no cures thus requiring consistent medical attention.

Project Summary
The Trust provided funding for the Lupus Awareness and Support Campaign. This Programme was designed to heighten the awareness of Lupus amongst the medical field and individuals, so that better diagnosis and treatment will be administered.

www.hopefoundationbarbados.org

 

Children’s Home Sweet Home & Salvageable items

Sector:Poverty Alleviation

Country:Barbados

The Child Care Board is governed by the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development under the Government of Barbados. This Board is a Statutory Body established by the Child Care Board Act of 1969 amended 1981. The Board’s functions are to provide and maintain Child Care Centres for children in need of care and protection.

Project Summary
The Trust provided an upgrade or additional items needed by three of the Homes managed by Government.The idea is to make better where possible, the environments of all the Homes.

childcareboard@caribsurf.com

 

Children’s Home Sweet Home Farr’s Children’s Home

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Sector:Poverty Alleviation

Country:Barbados

The Child Care Board is governed by the Ministry of Family Culture Sports & Youth under the Government of Barbados. This Board is a Statutory Body established by the Child Care Board Act of 1969 amended 1981. The Board’s functions are to provide and maintain Child Care Centres for children in need of care and protection.

Project Summary
The Trust’s donation will facilitate the renovation and extension of the existing structure and re-outfitting of the Farrs Children’s Home.Works done to the Home will provide the children with a renovated and fully equipped and enhanced learning environment providing space for study and learning. It will also be able to accommodate an increased number of children.

childcareboard@caribsurf.com