PAWASOL POUR TI MAMAI
Pawasol pour ti Mamai, or Children’s Umbrella Group, was registered as a Charity in St. Lucia in 2007 (No. 2007/C269) with the aim of helping needy children, be they sick, handicapped, in need of medication, basic necessities or just unable to attend school because of lack of funds. Our prime objective is to keep every St. Lucian child in school.
We raise money by selling at flea markets, by organizing tombolas, lunch functions, quiz nights and sponsored walks and by printing and selling a cookbook, calendar and greeting cards. Up to the end of 2013, we have raised and disbursed over EC$450,000 to children requiring heart, kidney and eye surgery, eyecare, medications, school fees, school books, school uniforms, school transportation, food, diapers and Child Development or special needs care. One hundred percent of monies raised is spent on the children.
The children’s needs are made known to us, not only directly by the people involved, but also by various organizations, such as The St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association, Dunnottar School, the National Council for Persons with Disabilities, the Child Development and Guidance Centre, the Headmasters and Mistresses of schools, CARE and many more.