Children age 0-14 represent 39% of all poor people in St. Lucia. Anse La Raye and Soufriere have poverty rates in excess of 40%. With poverty comes the vulnerability of children to drugs and gangs and other negative influences. Not being able to afford an education leaves these children with very limited options later in life, where they're faced with tough choices.
What We Do
We provide underserved children with the basic tools they need to get an education - a knapsack filled with school supplies. The children who receive knapsacks are identified by their school's principal annually.
February - April annually - The project launches in early February each year, with a deadline of April 18th. The knapsacks are then shipped to St. Lucia and distributed before the start of summer vacation. The intent here is that children receive these knapsacks well ahead of the start of the September term. This way parents don't have to worry about purchasing these critical supplies.