The Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) is working with the Governments of the Windward Islands on a Birth Registration Catch Up Campaign to ensure that all children under the age of 18 have a fully completed birth certificate by March 31st, 2013.
Consultant Director of the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) presents Prize Winner, Shadia Forde with two tickets from LIAT, the Caribbean Airline to any LIAT destination. Shadia came out on top during the Digiciel Text to Win Promotion in support of the FDCC’s work to improve and expand effective early childhood development services in the region. The competition also helped to raise public awareness about the FDCC and the importance of early childhood development. Also in the photo is Shadia’s seven-month old son, Dominic.
As Caribbean travellers generously donate their loose change to the FDCC/LIAT’s Sky’s the Limit inflight campaign, one of the FDCC’s media partners, CMC, stopped by the FDCC’s offices to make their contribution to the Caribbean’s most vulnerable children. CMC’s Loretta Skeete(centre)handed over a “bucketful” of loose change on behalf of her organisation to the Foundation’s Consultant Director, Susan Branker (right).
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.