A tradition of care
building community, enhancing equality, helping people since 1970
We believe that by improving education outcomes, other social benefits will follow, including those related to population health and crime. The work begins with improving the foundation for education on the island, clarifying curricular outcomes, supporting literacy programs, and improving graduation rates. We also work hand-in-hand with existing programs, at the direction of local leaders, including school lunch programs, and in the procurement of medical supplies and equipment.
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- The road from Port Elizabeth to MITI recently met with Helen Stowe whose daughter, Keonna Simon, is enrolled in the biology program at MIT. For many, her journey is a story of academic achievement, which of course it is. But it’s also about how we support children, how they learn and grow. And it’s about opportunity. Raised on Bequia, Keonna’s storyContinue reading “The road from Port Elizabeth to MIT”
- Scholarship applications now being acceptedThe Grenadines Initiative scholarship program was created to help students access academic programs in SVG and beyond. We’ve long offered in-country scholarships to offset expenses (transit, supplies) associated with access to public secondary school programs. Selection criteria include exam results and personal aspirations, and awards are decided by a group of local stakeholders, those who know the contextContinue reading “Scholarship applications now being accepted”
- These are the people in our neigbourhoodOften when we talk about programs, we talk in vague terms, and food security is an example of that. We know what we’re talking about—addressing need, helping others—but the people that are helped are left out of the equation. But of course what we’re really talking about are real people, each with their own story.Continue reading “These are the people in our neigbourhood”