Entries by Chemida Popo-Cox

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Essential Services in Anse la Raye

We continue in our second week on community projects to help deliver the 12 Essential Services required for children to reach their full potential.  This is the heart of The St. Lucia Project – minimizing factors inhibiting children’s capacity, while optimizing those variables which will promote their full growth and development.  It’s not easy – […]

Learing about Earthboxes

  Breakfast as usual. Carita & Emily worked at Kids Step preschool and Katie showed up in the afternoon to help after finishing with her RCP visits.  Tracey had a good day with 4 family visits with Daniella to Roving Caregiver mothers and children.   Dawn, Warren, & Margaret visited FlavianIsimbert, the Primary School Principal […]

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Telling the St. Lucia Project Story

Dawn guides cameraman Dave as Francois Henry selects seedlings at the nursery. It’s been very interesting watching reporter Jason Davis and photographer Dave Peterson work – interviewing volunteers and capturing the various aspects of each work project. They started out on Monday at Kids’ Step interviewing Carita and recording the students tending the Earth Boxes.  […]

Meant To Be

A sunny”home” for an RCP mom’s Earth Box. Volunteers gathering for breakfast; thought of the day; the journal reading; loading in the bus; off to our projects – it has been a long time for me since my last Global Volunteers program,  but I feel at home again.  Meeting the staff at the RCP; walking through the […]

Work and Routine

  “My son Ajohny enjoys watering the plants.  He is two years and four months old.  I hold him up to the Earth Box, he waters it.” Zarana proudly pointed at her Earth Box, which was flourishing on a board creatively invented by one of her brothers.  With a beautiful smile, Zarana said “I love […]