The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas (CAHFT) celebrate our Tenth (10th) Annual Back-To-School Drive, benefiting underserved, economically disadvantaged students in the Caribbean and in particular, the island-nation of Saint Lucia, under the difficult COVID-19 Pandemic!
COVID-19 has brought a greater need than ever before!! Not only are students in need of basic school supplies, they are also in need of Laptops and Tablets as classes have moved a virtual at-home environment. As we embark on ourNinth Annual Back-To-School Drive, it is our hope to raise funding to double our efforts: we endeavor to send over 20,000 school supplies items to the Caribbean for the 2021-2022 school year. But we need your help. Will you consider donating to our Ninth Annual Back-To-School campaign? A donation of as little as $25 can purchase up to 50 composition notebooks.
Our partner in the first years of the School Drive in Saint Lucia was the then Soufriere Public Library Librarian Ms. Catherine Prospere (retired, 2018); she and her staff have held annual hand-over ceremonies at the Library, insuring that the students received our donation of school supplies.
Our Annual Back-To-School drive supports the United Nations Sustainable Goal 4: Quality Education - "Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people's lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrolment rates in schools particularly for women and girls."
Over the last 5 years alone, CAHFT donated a combined total of over 10,000 school supplies items including notebooks, backpacks, pens, pencils and erasers to assist students in school both in Saint Lucia and in the Caribbean islands.
Ms. Prospere had the pulse of her community and has been instrumental in assisting CAHFT in identifying the students most in need of assistance as they strive for excellence in their education. She showed genuine care and concern for these eager young minds and endeavored to do whatever she can to assist them, through her partnership with CAHFT and through her own efforts, in their quest to achieve their academic goals. The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas is forever grateful for her assistance in our Annual School Supplies Drives these many years. She has been extremely gracious and her efforts are very much appreciated. Thank you, Ms. Prospere.
Over the past seven years, CAHFT typically sent 3-5 55-gallon barrels contained over 2,300 items including over 400 notebooks and more than 560 No. 2 pencils the Saint Lucia and other Caribbean islands during our Annual School Drive. Other items in the barrels included pens, pencils, crayons and pencil sharpeners. CAHFT continue to do our part to assist the future leaders of Saint Lucia and the Caribbean achieve their educational goals and objectives by donating these much needed school supplies to these underserved communities.
Through our Annual Back-To-School Drive, The Caribbean American Heritage Foundation of Texas has partnered with schools in the Caribbean to provide some of the resources necessary to create the future leaders of the Caribbean, including Saint Lucia. Our program continues to target underserved economically disadvantaged student who have abilities to strive and create excellence in their academic lives.