Sky’s the Limit Online Campaign aims to Raise $25,000 for Caribbean Children
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday 19 September, 2012 - At the start of primary school, 25 to 30% of Caribbean children have not acquired the skills necessary to fully benefit from this education and nine out of ten children have no access to daycare or early childhood development programmes. To assist in combating these realities, the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) has launched it’s online fundraising campaign dubbed Sky’s the Limit.
Through the Sky’s the Limit campaign, donors are asked to visit the campaign page (FDCC.kintera.org/skysthelimit), form teams and give towards the development of Caribbean children. Persons wishing to donate may also do so on an individual basis. The FDCC hopes to attain its target of US $25,000 over the next two months.
The FDCC is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to enhance the early developmental years of Caribbean children so that they can adequately benefit from primary education. The FDCC is based in Bridgetown, Barbados, with programmes across the Eastern Caribbean, Belize and Jamaica. The Foundation was launched in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in June 2011 and became operational in January 2012.
The Foundation evolved from the successful 10 year old Caribbean Child Support initiative (CCSI) programme. Ten thousand children have already been reached, almost two hundred undergraduates have benefited from internships and many more have received early childhood development skills training. Extensive research has supported the need for the interventions and initiatives which the Foundation provides.
For more information, please contact:
Francine Charles, Donor Relations & Communications Officer:
(246) 436-8702, email@example.com
Or visit: www.fdcchildren.org