One Eleuthera News
Our team took a trip to the ever-so-amazing farm at the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI), and what a treat we got! CTI trainee, Taran Mackey, was extremely accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable about the impressive farm produce and it showed as we journeyed through the various sections of the field.
Mr Errol McPhee is a native of Millars, Bannerman Town, Eleuthera. He has been working indirectly with One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) since 2008 when he helped with developing the shared vision for South Eleuthera and gave his perspective on the educational needs of Eleutherans. Having made significant contributions to the vision for Eleuthera from 2008 and with over 35 years of experience in education, Errol became a formal employee of OEF in October 2014.
Originally from San Salvador, Mr Kenneth Jones is a 46 year old resident of Rock Sound, Eleuthera were he currently lives with his wife and their two daughters. Kenneth is enrolled in the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) Landscaping Learn and Earn Program. Before moving to Eleuthera, Kenneth was working as a plumber and pool attendant at Club Med in San Salvador.
On Eleuthera, unemployment is estimated to be as high as 70% in some areas and poverty is correspondingly high, with an estimated 20.3% of Eleutherans living in poverty, as reported in the State of the Nation Report 2016. It is a known fact that these two economic problems can be key causes of crime and require innovative solutions.
Nassau, Bahamas-- On Thursday, December 8th, The National Development Plan Secretariat in collaboration with the University of The Bahamas hosted a National Conclave under the theme #15 Goals To Greatness. One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) CEO, Mr Shaun Ingraham, was a panelist leading the topic: "Partnerships and Social Enterprise in National Development".
ELEUTHERA, BAHAMAS – A healthy heart, weight loss, reduced risk of high blood pressure, increased energy, reduced stress, increased metabolism, muscle toning, and strengthening of joints and bones. These are all benefits of walking. Under the theme, “Let’s Walk”, One Eleuthera Foundation’s Pathway to Wellness, in its efforts to ‘reverse the trends’ set out a series of health fairs all over the island of Eleuthera.
This grant is open to schools, teachers and churches based in Eleuthera. Applicants MUST BE official members of One Eleuthera Foundation. Visit www.oneeleuthera.org/join-us or call (242) 334-2948 for more information on BECOMING A MEMBER and be eligible to apply. OEF wishes to support projects in the following focus areas:
Mavis "Ms Emily" Munnings, is a 62-year-old resident of Savannah Sound. She is currently a carpentry trainee at the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI). She moved to Eleuthera in 2001 and from 2005 developed her craft as a local straw artisan on Eleuthera. Last year she attended a BTVI and One Eleuthera Foundation sponsored event and after her experience there, she decided to enroll into the CTI program.