Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) and LIAT provide Seasonal Community cheer
The Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) and LIAT, the Caribbean Airline, continue to partner to ensure that the region’s most vulnerable children are not forgotten.
After signing a three year MOU in October 2012, LIAT and FDCC launched the Sky’s the Limit on-board donation campaign , to raise funds to provide vulnerable children with access to early chlldhood stimulation and development services, including the innovative Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP).
According to the FDCC’s Director of Operations, Clive Murray, “The Sky’s the Limit campaign allows Caribbean nationals and tourists to give back to the vulnerable children in our region and we are so pleased by the tremendous response. To date, the RCP programme alone has helped over 10,000 children in Grenada, St Vincent, St Lucia and Dominica. We are now pushing to our initial target of raising US$25,000 on board LIAT flights. This will allow us to expand our services so that more children have a chance for a better start in life. We really have to thank our partner, LIAT for making this possible.”
LIAT representative, Louanna Haywood said, “The visits with the RCP children and their families further strengthened our commitment to the Sky’s the Limit campaign. When you see the joy on the children’s faces and you hear the stories from RCP parents about how the FDCC’s programmes are making such a difference in their children’s lives, it makes our efforts seem so worthwhile. LIAT is so pleased that we can play a part to ensure that more of our Caribbean children get the start in life they deserve.”
The FDCC is headquartered in Barbados and chaired by the CEO of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Dr Didacus Jules. For more information on FDCC’s work and how you or your organisation can play a part, visit our website at www.fdcchildren.org.