The Halo Foundation recently presented a cheque for $11,000 to the Founder of the National Sailing Academy (NSA) in English Harbour, Elizabeth Jordan.
The beneficiaries of this donation are the children of Barbuda, who are currently attending sailing summer camp for two weeks. The camp commenced on July 15th, and skills in basic dinghy sailing and safety practices are being imparted by instructors of the NSA.
The sailing camp is the initiative of the Halo Foundation, which partnered with SailAid UK to fund the programme.
In a release, the PRO of Halo, Cuthbert Forbes, said: “We immediately approached the NSA to work with the Barbuda children who were at the time residing in Antigua, to get them involved in both sailing and swimming. Interest was quite low in the beginning, and so we are quite pleased that the NSA has transported the vessels and equipment to Barbuda, and that the young people of our sister isle are now being instructed in this very important and enjoyable skill.”
A post on the National Sailing Academy’s Facebook page read: “Beautiful today to see the confidence of the Barbudan kids in the water and the fact that they are taking so quickly to being on the water. Some youths were already confident enough today to take boats out on their own. Each day we are there, the numbers are swelling and families are loving the positivity of having the programme available to their kids. A huge thanks to the Halo Foundation Antigua for making this happen.”
The Halo Foundation is a non-profit organisation that addresses the needs of 35 charities in Antigua and Barbuda under the patronage of Governor General Sir Rodney Williams and Sandra Lady Williams.