the medium of net-working its Founder has met and instituted
partnerships and working alliances with several NGO’S,
churches and individuals in various islands and countries
who all want to play a role in the socio-economic development
of countries in the Caribbean and Africa and to ensure that
the worth-while ‘vision’ of the Trust becomes
Seen here UCT Tanzania
Womens empowerment program
addition UCT has undertaken research in Guyana, Grenada, Petite
Martinique, Carriacou, and in recent times Haiti, in a hope
to help aid and enhance the socio-economic development of
A trip to Guyana in 2005 by the Founder
of the United Caribbean Trust, Ms. Jenny Tryhane and their
Mission Outreach personnel Mr. Tony Garner, to assess the
extent of flood damage in the country.
Further more UCT has seen it fit to become familiar
with International Organizations, Regional Governments and Institutions
to promote its mandate, programs and objectives towards countries
in the Caribbean and Africa that are impoverished.
UCT sees it as essential to be knowledgeable of
International and Regional Governmental mandates which in essence
will give them insight and guideline on how best to develop their
socio-economic programs which will boost and compliment the noble
objectives of these Governments and esteem Institutions.
After Research, Consultation and the forming of
strategic Partnerships some three years ago the Trust now sees itself
poised to fully undertake and bring to fruition its Vision.
- The Care, Nurture and Rehabilitation
of those affected by National Disasters.
- The relief of Poverty
- Improvement to the Environment.
- The advancement of Health
- The Development of Humane
- To unite the Caribbean
especially the children through Faith, Sports, Travel and Music
(including arts, dance and drama)
As time has gone on the UCT’s Objectives whilst
remaining the same has now broaden to include:
African Initiative of UCT came after natural disasters in Africa
and in particular Mozambique. UCT Trust launched an African Appeal
to bring relief and assistance to the poor and many who were with
out food or necessary supplies.
African Appeal has
not only sensitized UCT to the needs of our brothers and sisters
in The African Diaspora but has established viable links with Churches,
N.G.O’s and individuals in the following countries.
At the end of 2005 UCT sent a representative to Africa for over 6
months to lay the foundation for its endeavors there, to identify
areas of concern, to liaise and form links with organizations, churches
and individuals to bring such projects to fruition.
Meeting took place with Governmental officials in
the Ministry of Education and work started to identify the needs
within schools and orphanages. Lands and other faculties and infrastructure
were identified that would be needed to bring such projects to fruition.
Such interaction, dialogue and trips have led to
established centers and projects in Malawi and Tanzania.
Programs offered in these countries are:
A Child in Tanzania
The Orphans in Malawi
Empowerment Sewing Program in Tanzania
building project in Tanzania
a Pastor Program in Tanzania
a Pastor Program in Malawi
goes on and resources are made available UCT plans to extend
these now small initiatives and establish UCT Mission Holiday
Bases on Lake Malawi as well as Lake Tanzania.
There is a great need
to extend the project into other African countries and duplicate
programs already offered and where necessary offer other programs
to meet the specific needs of each country.
on these initiatives the UCT over the last year has seen its
vision shift to the Caribbean and
UCT has established links and formed partnerships with organizations
and individuals who share the same vision of UCT for their
particular islands especially for Gospel
Seen here the land
that UCT is seeking to purchase for the first Christian Timeshare
Kingdom Building Resort.
alliances have been formed with Churches, schools, business
persons and organizations to form what is now known as Help
for Haiti and one of the hall marks of UCT is to partner with
Churches, organizations and individuals who all share the same
have taken place in Carriacou, which were birthed out of the
devastation left in the wake of hurricane Ivan. These included
meetings with the Ministry of Education and the documentation
of the damage to the schools in Carriacou, establishing web
pages for each school in preparation for the introduction of
the School Twinning Program.
was given financially and through mission trips to Thy Kingdom
Come Deliverance Sanctuary following the destruction of their
church by a hurricane in June 2005. A new sanctuary has been
established including a children’s church.
Seen below left Pastor
Happy on the roof and right at the dedication of the Sanctuary.
UCT extended its arms of help into Haiti and Dominica in an
imitative called ‘Make
Jesus Smile’. We have a deep desire to be
an expression of the love of Christ on earth, bringing hope
to children in Haiti and Dominica responding to meet the holistic
needs of the child – physically, emotionally and spiritually.
UCT's Make Jesus Smile shoebox project has been a great success
and it has proven that the children on Barbados and we believe
the Caribbean enjoy actively helping children that are less
privileged than there are.
Out of this has been birthed the idea to introduce
the project into the Community Centers and into the School Summer
We are now looking to extend our Make Jesus Smile
shoebox initiative into a Community Based Mitigation Program, introducing
a similar project called Make Jesus Smile Baby Boxes -
These boxes will be packed during the school holidays
and stockpiled leading up to the hurricane season.
Whilst at Summer Camp, in the Community Centre,
the children will be taught a simple but efficient Disaster Mitigation
shoeboxes are the catalyst used to get into the schools, Sunday
Schools and After School Clubs within Barbados and shortly we seek
to extend into Trinidad and other islands.
Through the shoe boxes ministry various UCT programs
are being introduced in Haiti including:
In seeking to bring its vision to fruition UCT has
linked with individuals, Haitians by birth who now reside outside
of Haiti, who are trained and skilled and who have all been using
their limited resources and networking to bring some Aid to Haitians.
These individuals are now poised to return to their native land
to help in the socio-economic development of their country and welcome
the opportunity to work with the Trust to achieve one common goal.
Such individuals have identified areas and communities,
churches and schools that will welcome assistance and in addition
have identified available land to use for agro-projects and buildings
to house programs.
They have also identified the types of programs
that will be needed to make a meaningful impact on the lives of
those to whom aid and assistance will be offered.
After sharing with those who have
a passion for Haiti all came to a clear decision that their vision
was to work in rural communities in areas such as health, education,
agriculture and natural disaster.
Founder and Director Jenny Tryhane has undertaken the task to visit
Haiti three, meeting with key personnel including the Mayor of Jacmel.
She has established strong links with churches and schools, identified
lands and districts for agro projects and viable business ventures
and environmental projects that will enhance the Haitian communities.
UCT has made a firm commitment to partner with Churches, schools
and organization and to build on this initiative which we envisage
will play a pivotal role in the socio-economic development of not
only Haiti, but will touch the entire region known as the Caribbean.
It is greatly anticipated that this initiative will bring empowerment
and social mobility to those who were once referred to as being
dis-enfranchised and will seek to alleviate poverty and can be seen
as a small but significant cog in the wheel of economic change that
will help the United Nations achieve its mandate of eradicating
poverty globally by the year 2015.