On Wednesday 26th January 2011, the community group received from the ACF, a second disbursement, to assist with its After School Programme for over 30 boys from the St. Peters Community.
The second payment was in the amount of EC$11,000 which was presented to club representative, Ms. Shorna Maynard, by ACF Chair, Mrs. Patricia Wilkinson.
“This presentation is an endorsement for the commendable efforts that have been made since we first approved this project for funding. Having recently assessed the work that was done over the last few months, we are satisfied that the Club is on the right track, and we are delighted to hand over a second cheque for the continued work of your Club,” said Wilkinson.
The first disbursement of EC$4000.00 was used to purchase materials for the after school sessions, as well as, provide a stipend to the instructors and facilitators who assist with the Programme.
Commenting on the relationship with the ACF and her Club, Shorna Maynard remarked, “We are grateful to the ACF for giving us the opportunity to provide the children of St. Peters with the mentoring and coaching that is so important to their growth. The After School Programme was a dream that we had for over three (3) years. The plans were all in place but funding was an issue. Our dream is now a reality. ”
With this second installment, the Club will now be able to purchase additional equipment to assist with the Club’s ongoing activities. Beyond the Educational Programme for the boys, the Club has also organised a number of social activities to create balance in the lives of the members. To this extent, the boys have benefitted from a Fun Day at Frigate Bay beach, a Rain Forest Tour and a Fun Night with their respective parents.
About the Advancement of Children Foundation
The advancement of Children Foundation was founded in 2008 and is administered by a Board of Directors. Its mission is to be a catalyst for positive change; to establish a coalition of public, civic and private sector organisations to counteract negative trends in our society and, through the promotion of good parenting, family and social values, to give the next and future generations the positive influences which too many of the current generation lack.
Ultimately, its vision is to reverse the trend of rising violence and antisocial behaviour among the youths and build a culture of healthy and meaningful contribution to the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis.
(Parts of this article were taken from an ACF Press Release)