A foundation was formally launched last evening to provide financial and technical assistance to marginalized residents in St James North.
Patron of the foundation and parliamentary representative for the constituency Edmund Hinkson said politicians could not do it alone, and non-governmental organizations, service clubs and other groups needed to partner with government to improve the well-being of everyone.
“We need to develop the culture of giving back to our primary schools, our secondary schools and the University of the West Indies, which is under pressure at this time. . .” the Opposition MP said.
Chairperson of the board of directors Beverly Smith-Hinkson explained that aside from providing financial and technical aid to residents, the foundation would also assist in the areas of education and skills training.
The first project to be undertaken is a life skills programme to prepare participants for the world of work.
Just over 150 well-wishers attended the launch at the Almond Beach Resort, Haywoods, St Peter.
Those present included Leader of the Opposition Mia Mottley; Independent Senator John Watson; attorney-at-law
Cicely Chase Q.C. and president of the Barbados Association of Retired Persons Ed Bushell.