Horizon II – The Parkinson Memorial Secondary School

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

The Parkinson Memorial Secondary School is a co-educational public secondary school, located in the Pine, St. Michael. It was opened on 22 February 1961. The Technical Vocational Education Facilities are located in the south west corner of the school. Given its age and general physical condition, including leaking roofs, the old industrial arts workshop effectively reached the end of its useful life.

Project Summary
Through a joint venture between the Government of Barbados and The Maria Holder Memorial Trust, The Ministry of Education Science, Technology and Innovation have constructed a new Industrial Arts Facility at the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School. This donation from the Trust will be used to purchase new machines as well as to refurbish some of the existing machines on site which are salvageable.

Connect Antigua & Barbuda

Sector:Education & Training

Country: Antigua & Barbuda

The Ministry of Telecommunications, Science and Technology is part of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and its goal is to promote and upgrade the intellectual capital of its people. The problem to be addressed is the difficulty in providing ICT training to all school children in Antigua and Barbuda. Some schools in Antigua do have ICT labs but none have the capacity to allow all children in one class access to a computer at the same time. Some schools have no ICT capabilities at all.

Project Summary
The mobile ICT units which were set up in 2007 and served fourteen public primary schools, nine public and private secondary schools and seven community centers on a more or less continuing basis now require refitting and a complete refurbishment. Each mobile unit has a Community Technology Officer attached so the teaching sessions are always supervised and are part of the school curriculum. The Trust’s donation will upgrade the existing fleet of 5 Mobile IT Classrooms to house eighty-five (85) ruggedized computers. At least 900 children and community members will have access to state of the art IT learning equipment and training, resulting in an upgrade to the intellectual capital of Antigua and Barbuda and a society in which all citizens and residents have access to knowledge and information.

www.antigua.gov.ang

Supreme Counselling for Personal Development

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

Supreme Counselling for Personal Development (SCPD) is a non-profit, voluntary, non-governmental organisation with a focus on crisis intervention. It is a charitable organisation registered as Charity No.788 under the Charities Act Cap.243. The organisation maintains a commitment to education, counselling and mentorship services for children at risk of developing behavioural problems, experiencing substance abuse, family and behavioural problems and other issues that may arise within the community. This is primarily achieved through intervention with local schools and communities. The lives of many children deemed as ‘at risk’ or delinquent could be changed through the intervention and services provided by Supreme Counselling for Personal Development.

Project Summary
The Trust has agreed to provide further funding to Supreme Counselling for Personal Development to expand some areas of the programme such as the Supreme Self-Development and Awareness Programme, the Mentoring Programme and to include the Olweus Bullying Prevention Programme. These programmes will be extensive and comprehensive and will include pupils from first form through to fifth form level.

www.supremecounselling.org

Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society

Sector:Poverty Alleviation

Country:Barbados

The Barbados Vagrant & Homeless Society (BVHS) is a charitable organisation in Barbados registered under the Charitable Act Cap.243 with its registered number #794. BVHS provides food, clothing, shelter and beneficial rehabilitative home care, housing and life skills programmes for homeless and vagrant persons across Barbados.

Project Summary
The donation provided BVHS with the necessary funding to reduce the number of homeless/vagrant persons on the streets of Barbados by 40%. BVHS will seek to reintegrate at least 80% of the participants in the programme into society with a view of them becoming productive citizens within a year and to ensure that at least 80% of participants in the programme have their own accommodation; are receiving regular medical attention and are allocated to mentors at the successful completion of the programmatic activities.

bvhscare@gmail.com

Preservation Barbados Inc.

Sector:Poverty Alleviation

Country:Barbados

In August 2012, the Cabinet of the Government of Barbados created a Task Force for the Preservation of Barbados’ Built Heritage. The mandate of the Task Force is to raise funds for preservation; to network and promote preservation with emphasis on needs within the UNESCO World Heritage site, but also for the whole country.

Project Summary
The Trust will fund the post of Project Officer for the task force for two years. The main roles of the Project Officer will be co-ordination, awareness building and fundraising.

Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

The Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership on HIV/AIDS (CBMP) was registered as Charity #714 in September 2007. The objectives of the organisation include but are not limited to the dissemination of information on HIV and AIDS and related topics. To share information and resources among broadcasters and media houses in fighting against HIV and AIDS, to build a capacity to develop and deliver HIV-themed programming content, establish new, coordinated media initiatives that deliver lifesaving messages to help stem the spread of HIV and AIDS; fight HIV and AIDS related stigma and discrimination. In 2007, the CBMP launched the umbrella campaign LIVE UP: Love. Protect. Respect. – an innovative brand to support all of the Partnership’s programming components. LIVE UP is the first media-led campaign on HIV and AIDS to reach across the Caribbean.

Project Summary
The Trust’s donation goes towards the launch the Seventh Season of “Live Up the Show” and assist with training for 10 media professionals on the production of effective programmes for the public, to highlight the various issues that confront the region and to provide an innovative platform to share information on HIV/AIDS and to gauge the public’s response to the issues highlighted that confront the society. The seventh season of “Live Up: The Show will focus on Gender Based Violence, Human Trafficking, Most At Risk Populations and how these issues are linked with HIV/AIDS.

www.cbmphiv.org

Community Education Empowerment Project

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

Community Education Empowerment for Development (C.E.E.D) is a registered Barbadian Charity registered Charity No.1030 under the Charities Act CAP 243 and will be located at Reed Street in the City. Their aims and objectives are to assist in the provision and promotion of community specific projects and programmes and to provide sensitive educational and empowerment initiatives to develop persons from marginalised communities
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Project Summary
The Donation from The Maria Holder Memorial Trust will enable Community Education Empowerment for Development to establish an Educational and Empowerment Centre. The centre’s proposed curriculum will encompass alternative learning systems through offering on site basic literacy and skills building initiatives and vocational training. At the conclusion of the programme fifty persons will have acquired literacy skills and other training thus enabling them to have a better chance at employment.

More Than Words (MTW) – 2013-2014

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

The Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD) is a registered Non-Profit Organisation #13986 and a Charity #371. The More Than Words programme is a caregiver training program developed at the Hanen Centre in Toronto, Canada which is being delivered through the Barbados Council for the Disabled. In December 2007, Sue McMillan a Speech Language Pathologist with 15 years’ experience partnered with the Barbados Council for the Disabled to provide direct therapy and individual and group based caregiver training to children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Project Summary
The Maria Holder Memorial Trust has agreed to fund The More Than Words programme for an additional year. The 2013-2014 MTW programme will provide training to a total of eight parents and children. By receiving the training provided in MTW, families learn a number of strategies that can be applied in their daily interactions with their children and will also assist parents with the development of the children’s communication, play and social skills.

Dance4Life

Sector:Education & Training

Country:Barbados

Dance4life is a global youth movement designed to create one 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.

Project Summary
The Trust has provided funding to the Dance4Life programme to educate 5455 youth aged 13 to 19 in the skills4life programme by July 2016, which includes students are across twelve secondary schools in Barbados as well as residents of four Government run homes during the summer months.

www.dance4lifebarbados.com