This World Health Day, The Barbados Light & Power Company Ltd. (BL&P) answered the call to “build a fairer, healthier world for everyone” by making a monetary donation to Jabez House, a local charity focused on facilitating the transition process of female sex workers to alternative economic empowerment.
Light & Power’s Communications Advisor, Nichole Scantlebury explained: “As a Company we understand the role we play in helping to uplift our communities, especially those considered most vulnerable and including those often overlooked.
We also understand that life has become increasingly harder for many within these groups because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the past year, we have sought out opportunities to help wherever we can and when the Company heard about the work of Jabez House, we considered how we could lend support.”
Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator, Nicole Thomas added: “This year’s theme is an urgent call for us to work together to achieve better health while leaving no one person or group behind.
We are pleased to be able to take the steps needed to make this a reality for the women under the care of Jabez House.”
Meanwhile, when asked to describe what the donation means for the charity, founder Shamelle Rice said: “We are always grateful when persons come alongside us to help us scale impact, and this donation from Light & Power could not have come at a better time.
This will go a long way in helping us to continue our bi-weekly care packages of food and hygiene products needed by our clients and their children, as they navigate these challenging times.” In addition to the monetary donation, Light & Power is also collaborating with Jabez House to facilitate an educational seminar to further empower the women served by the charity. (PR)