One Eleuthera News
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:
Embri Stuart has family roots in the Bluff, Eleuthera, where her father grew up and her grandparents still live. Embri is from Nassau, New Providence but often visited her family in Eleuthera during her summer breaks. She moved to Tarpum Bay when she joined the One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) family in January 2016 and she now serves as the Development Assistant.
LaShawn "Mars" McPhee is a 33-year-old native and resident of Bannerman Town.
LaShawn originally wanted to join the police force. After graduating from Preston Albury High School in 2001, he worked multiple jobs back and forth between Eleuthera and Nassau until about two years ago.
On August 30th and 31st, as part of its ongoing mission to train, mobilize and equip teachers with relevant techniques to improve the overall education and preparedness of the island’s children, the South Eleuthera Mission partnered with the One Eleuthera Foundation, Pineapple Fields and The Ministry of Education to host a professional development training on Place Based Education (PBE).
Eleuthera, Bahamas- Statistics state that breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the Bahamas. According to Judith Hurley, M.D, Breast Cancer Unit, University of Miami, nearly 45% of Bahamian women who are diagnosed with breast cancer already are at the late stages of the disease, compared to only about 12% of female breast cancer patients in the United States.