Caribbean Trust (UCT) exists to organize & concentrate the efforts
of various organizations including the schools, churches, Youth Groups,
Women’s Associations and NGOs to assist Caribbean territories in
their empowerment, preparation and relief distribution efforts in the
face of disasters.
UCT is currently working in collaboration with the Baby
Survival Kit Foundation to meet the immediate needs of mothers who are
desperately in need of aid for themselves and particularly their children.
The ‘Baby Survival Kit Foundation’ (BSK) serves to ensure
that donated items such as clothing and linens, coupled with wholesale
food items are well organized before they are sent to the disaster area,
so that distribution will be easy, direct, and fair. This system allows
maximum efficiency for both donated items and funds to stretch to more
It is our vision to incorporate the packing of these survival
kits into schools where students from Barbados and other islands would
contribute donated baby items and the children of Guyana could be trained
to pack the kits for the babies of this country and other Caribbean islands
affected by natural disaster.
is a wonderful empowering concept and the UCT is seeking permission from
the Ministry of Education to start this project in St Stanislaus College.
Following discussion with Ms. Ester Magarrel, the Principle and a teacher
at the College they both voiced an interest in starting the project as
soon as permission could be obtained from the Educational Authority. This
pilot project could then be incorporated into other schools with the cooperation
of teachers and volunteers.
a meeting with the Roman Catholic Bishop of Georgetown Francis Alleyne
OSB it was recommended that the Marian Academy might be incorporated into
the project. UCT is working in association with the Guyana Citizens Initiative
for Flood Relief and relies on their data and research to identify the
need within the most damaged community.
UCT is working with local churches to ensure a follow
up programme following distribution.