Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) receives donations from the Antigua State College Interact Club & Canadian Diaspora
As the Sky’s the Limit Campaign – a joint effort between the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) and LIAT – continues raising funds and early childhood development awareness across Caribbean skies, one group has pledged their support to the cause.
Members of the diaspora community in Canada also donated to the FDCC’s work. The cheque for CA $1,160.00 was hand-delivered by Mrs. Monica Woodley, FDCC Ambassador in Canada after a brief holiday in St. Vincent. The donations were received from Mrs. Frances Phipps and Mrs. Jodi Thomas. Mrs. Phipps, a Canadian national, visited St. Vincent and the Grenadines a few times and fell in love with the islands. Her love for the Caribbean prompted her interest to give back to the children of this region. Mrs. Thomas a Vincentian- Canadian, celebrated her three year old son’s birthday with a family fundraiser in aid of FDCC’s work with young children in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Launched in January 2012, the FDCC is the first indigenous non-profit foundation in the Caribbean dedicated to advancing the cause of and providing avenues for early childhood development for poor, vulnerable or at-risk families. It builds on a 10-year platform of success created by the Caribbean Child Support Initiative, a programme that was introduced in 2002, dedicated to mainstream effective and high quality early childhood development and parenting support practices. FDCC aims to give children equal opportunities to reach their full potential.