PAWASOL POUR TI MA­MAI

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

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.

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