Mr. Lee Bailey, A.C.F Chairperson of the Projects Committee, handed over a sponsorship cheque to Mrs. Jacqulin Christopher, Group Co-ordinator of the Young Female Abstinence Club (TYFAC) in the amount of six thousand (EC$6,000.00) in a brief ceremony held recently.
According to Mrs. Patricia Wilkinson, the current President of the A.C.F, “this is an initial payment towards TYFAC’s projected Annual budget of forty-one thousand dollars (EC$ 41,000.00).”
Wilkinson also added that the total amount of the A.C.F. sponsorship is EC$ 31, 400 which will be disbursed over a one-year period for an initiative that will address social life skills for youths and teenagers. A training and education component will also be augmented by a series of workshops and seminars on money management, entrepreneurship, family therapies, HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women and Children (VAW), different forms of drugs, violence, and crime.
TYFAC was established in 2009 with an initial membership of 20 teenage girls between the ages of 13 and 16 years with a primary objective of developing different survival and coping skills as well as building young females’ self-esteem and communication skills.
The A.C.F is a St. Kitts-based non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political organisation which has as its mission: “to positively affect the lives of our children and young people in our community, by creating an environment that is conducive to learning, growth and contribution, replete with community and family support, and free of violent and negative forces.
Funds for the A.C.F are generated mainly through contributions from the Foundation’s founding partners namely: LIME, TDC, St. Kitts-Nevis- Anguilla National Bank, Christophe Harbour and the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.
Learn more about the A.C.F by logging on to the website http://www.acfstkittsnevis.org.