The Life Skills Training project from Variety – The Children’s Charity of Barbados earned a grant from UPS Foundation worth BBD $40,000 to be used towards fine tuning maintenance ends of the programme which caters to at-risk Barbadian youth.

Incumbent candidate for St James South, Donville Inniss, addressed stakeholders, graduates and contributors at Needham’s Point recently (quick to note he’s only a Minister now and not an MP due to a dissolved Parliament until the next mandate for voting is finally declared) Mr Inniss lauded the delivery gurus for their “good corporate citizenry“, noting it would help to improve the lives of children who are ill or otherwise physically challenged.

The Industry Minister also added this funding would go a very long way towards improving the capacity of Variety to be effective and responsive in offering support to children in need under their various flagship programmes;-

Meanwhile, representatives of UPS Foundation explained how this grant would support Variety’s Life Skills Training project, which offers tutoring and mentoring to underprivileged and at-risk youth.

The project helps to educate participants about personal hygiene, money and relationship management, family planning, career guidance, meal planning and personal health maintenance.

Vice President Human Resources and Labour Relations, UPS Americas, Charnley Conway, noted his organisation was committed to supporting the children of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, especially those who are ill, physically or mentally challenged;-

Variety, The Children’s Charity of Barbados, has been assisting this island for over two decades. Their mission is helping children who are mentally, physically or economically challenged.

The charity runs a 12 to 14-week Life Skills Training project, which involves tutoring vulnerable children in life skills, mentoring and instruction skills not otherwise available to economically challenged children.

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