One Eleuthera News
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.
On Thursday, October 20th 2016, the One Eleuthera Cooperative Credit Union (OECCUL) offered a free reduction of its usual $10 registration fee, for new members wishing to sign-up for the OECCUL in recognition of World Credit Union Day at various locations throughout Eleuthera.
Everne Anderson-Pyfrom was born in Tarpum Bay but has lived in Rock Sound for the past 35 years. She is currently the Administrative Assistant at the Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) and is assisting with Program Management. With over 19 years in the customer service industry, she loves interacting with people and prides herself on helping to ensure that customer satisfaction is achieved whether it be through solving issues or simply giving service with a smile.
Eleuthera, Bahamas- On September 17, 2016 a “Grill and Games” was hosted by South Eleuthera Emergency Partners (SEEP) in aid of the Maintenance of their fire trucks and ambulances. SEEP is a community-led organization that serves and enriches the communities of South Eleuthera by providing volunteer fire and medical transport services.
Young people have proven a strong capability to lead change and are a vital investment to any organization. The attitude of young people is changing. The young workforce of One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) have the opportunity to be involved in important decision making and engaging growth in their community.
One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) has created the Member Highlight Corner as a way to showcase active members. This month's highlighted member is Maisie Thompson, also an employee of OEF. She is our Community Outreach Coordinator and also the first official Member of OEF. Below is our interview with Ms. Thompson: