The Maria Holder Memorial Trust expanding charitable acts to Antigua & Barbuda
Mr Holder was addressing participants at the launch of the Maria Holder Memorial Nursery in Gall Hill, Christ Church and expressed gratitude how the Minister of Education and key personnel from Antigua and Barbuda were in attendance at the event. The Trust already has completed projects in Grenada, and plan to add beyond their assistance to the Buckley Preschool in Antigua.
Mr Holder stated the nursery at Sharon is essentially a prototype while the Gall Hill complex is the flagship in a project of six nurseries to be completed in the next 3 years, The next nursery will be in Oldbury, St Philip and Mr Holder confirmed construction concludes by Friday 13th January and admissions to the school start by the 31st.
Not only the very young drew the attention of the Trust’s Chair, Mr Holder was alarmed at conditions of the Geriatric Hospital and has vowed to make a significant difference there as well, he pointed out Barbados has an aging population and therefore needs to show as much care for senior citizens as they would themselves once older.
The Maria Holder Memorial Trust is a registered Charity, creating longevity. The trust was founded by Christopher Holder and Chester Brewster, in memory of Christopher’s Mother, Maria Holder.
Maria had made Barbados her home since 1978 until her sudden and untimely death in February 2004. It is the wish of Christopher and Chester to ensure that her vision is fulfilled through this Charity bearing her name.