One Eleuthera News
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.
In 2008, Mr Shaun Ingraham, then Founder and President of South Eleuthera Emergency Partners (SEEP) and Island Journeys, approached the Windermere Island Foundation (WIF) to assist with establishing SEEP’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
For the past 13 years visitors from Saint Mark United Methodist Church, South Carolina have been a part of a ongoing mission trip to Eleuthera. Their most recent visit took place from October 21st to 28th. A group of 19 persons from Saint Mark volunteered with the One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) and other organizations on Eleuthera.
Eleuthera, Bahamas -- One Eleuthera Foundation and Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Outreach Program (BCOP) partnered with Fountain of Life Kingdom Ministries in Rock Sound to host a “Pink Party” event on October 11th, 2016. Attending the event were well over 100 women, girls and a few brave men from the neighboring settlements. Each participant was adorned in pink attire in recognition of breast cancer awareness month.
Around the world Social Enterprises and the Social Entrepreneurship structure is generally taking off as a regular market term. Social entrepreneurship programs provide private, non-profit and government organizations the opportunity to assist with social, financial and community development services for disadvantaged groups.