The Rotary Club of Barbados South

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organisation, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto “Service Above Self”.

Project Summary
The Rotary Club of Barbados South sought to create of a well-equipped fully inclusive playground facility for all children with or without disabilities. At present, there are a few well equipped public playgrounds/facilities on the island for children with no disabilities but absolutely none for children with disabilities. The Inclusive Play project will create an extraordinary, barrier-free recreational facility where children with disabilities can develop essential skills for life and interact in a play environment with non-disabled children. The facility will include a recreational centre, a playground area with specialised equipment and a water feature.

www.rotarybarbdossouth@gmail.com

 

PAREDOS (Parent Education for Development in Barbados)

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

PAREDOS (Parent Education for Development in Barbados), was registered as charity #166 on 12th April 1989. The organisation was formed in 1965 on an informal basis in response to the needs for parenting skills identified by parents and concerned professionals in the community.

Project Summary
The donation will fund Community Parenting classes in each parish, six scholarships, staff training, provision of equipment and educational materials. The objectives are to increase the number of parents trained in effective parenting techniques, to strengthen the operations through the set-up of a resource centre and assist with educational scholarships particularly for children in disadvantaged situations.

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paredosbarbados@yahoo.com

 

Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Antigua & Barbuda

The Antigua & Barbuda Humane Society was registered as an Antiguan charity under the Friendly Societies Act in August 1991 and subsequently incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the Companies Act in January 2004. The Humane Society is associated with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Its primary missions are to improve the welfare of animals through humane education and the prevention of cruelty to animals, and to offer shelter and humane care to all animals in need of protection in Antigua and Barbuda.

Project Summary
Funding will assist with renovation of the Olivers clinic building which was damaged by a hurricane. The Government of Antigua and Barbuda will provide the labour to complete the construction/rehabilitation work. The completed building will provide the necessary infrastructure for on-going spay/neuter clinics; office space for animal welfare workers and dog control officers and also humane education, training and counselling. The overall objective of the Project is to provide all healthy and treatable shelter dogs with new homes, to implement preventative measures such as spaying and neutering and rehabilitated.

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Before Renovation
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Renovated Building

www.antiguaanimals.org

 

St. Leonard’s Boys Choir

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Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

The St. Leonard’s Boys’ Secondary School was one of the first ‘newer’ secondary school on the island and has remained the only all-boys secondary school to date. The choir has been in existence since 2000 with around 30 choristers but in 2008 the musical director embarked on the 100 Boys Choir Programme where the main purposes were to offer a practical avenue for musical expression, to build self-esteem through success in exams and performances, and to continue the rich tradition of chorale singing in boys, which was almost dormant on the island. Since then they have seen a steady increase in boys desirous of becoming members of the choir.

Project Summary
To provide funding for an expanded St Leonard’s Boys choir enabling current choristers and aspiring ones to develop and reach their individual musical potential. The improvement of the existing programme, with more placements for students who are interested in joining the choir and to develop responsible young men and encourage them to choose music as a career.

 

Centre for Counselling Addiction Support Alternative (CASA)

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

The Centre for Counselling Addiction Support Alternatives (CASA) is a Community based facility established in 2000 and registered as a Charity #449 and governed by a Board of Directors. Their aim is to help individuals and families experiencing substance abuse and related behavioural problems. CASA is a non-residential facility that works with people who are experiencing difficulties with legal drugs such as alcohol, and illegal drugs such as marijuana. The centre provides assessments and referrals, non-residential detoxification and group therapy. Figures provided for the last three years indicate around 200 persons per year are using the services.

Project Summary
Reinforcement of the NGO to ensure that there continues to be a counseling facility in Barbados that is non-residential for persons to receive treatment without leaving their homes, jobs and schools and young people between the ages of 12 and 18 years will be have the opportunity of becoming involved in several programmes and group therapy in order to assist in the reduction of substance use and other behavioural problems.

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Training at the Centre
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Ruchelle Roach, Project Manager presenting certificate to a Graduate

www.casa.bb

 

Island Academy International School

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Antigua & Barbuda

Island Academy International School was founded in 2001 and is a non-profit organisation. The school was founded to offer students in Antigua and Barbuda an alternative world-class educational platform. In 2009, Island Academy was approved as an International Baccalaureate World School. This designation allows Island Academy International School to be the only school in Antigua and Barbuda that offers this prestigious programme, recognized by universities around the world. Today, Island Academy is one of the premiere educational institutions in Antigua and Barbuda, which serves students from Kindergarten through 18 years. It is co-educational with 230 students and is known for the diversity of its student population.

Project Summary
Provision of scholarships/bursaries for children who come from poor communities and would not otherwise be able to afford to attend the Island Academy School. Through the various academic programmes students are provided the opportunity to develop their creative and artistic instincts through offerings in the arts and music. They are encouraged to participate in community service activities so that they understand the value of giving as well as receiving from the society in which they live.

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www.islandacademy.com

 

Barbados Association for Supported Employment (BASE)

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

The Barbados Association for Supported Employment (BASE) is a registered Charity No. 801 and was established on 3 March 2009. It is a division of The Learning Centre which is located at Orange Hill, St James. The organisation provides sheltered employment and social support for young persons with developmental disabilities as well as educational and training programmes catering to children with learning disabilities who are between the ages of 4 to 18 years.

Project Summary
The Trust’s donation will enable BASE to acquire additional equipment to enhance and expand their current operation.

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Kitchen at BASE
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base.barbados@gmail.com

 

Dance4Life

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

Dance4life is a global youth movement designed to create 1 million agents for change around the world who are active in improving young people’s sexual and reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in order to create social change. The movement began in 2004 in three countries: The Netherlands, Indonesia and South Africa.

Project Summary
This programme uses innovative and interactive peer led educational vehicles such as edu-drama, the spoken word, cultural arts, sport and dance to harness the creativity and ingenuity of youth. It is intended to address the problem of low levels of understanding around SRHR issues including HIV and AIDS.

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www.dance4lifebarbados.com

 

Barbados Association of Drama Educators

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

The Barbados Association of Drama Educators (BADE) was established on May 21, 2008 and became a registered charity #940 on July 17, 2012. Its membership consists of Teachers of Drama and Theatre Arts in secondary schools in Barbados and primarily, teachers who prepare students for the Caribbean Examinations Council Theatre Arts Examinations.

Project Summary
The Trust’s grant will provide the opportunity for the Association to host the Caribbean Secondary Schools’ Drama Festival. This cultural festival will be a one-week Festival, December 8-15, 2013 that brings together students and teachers from seven countries across the region. This Festival will provide an integration of students from across the Caribbean and an exchange of cultural ideologies and ideas through theatrical expression and other forms

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cspencercross@caribsurf.com