Basseterre, St. Kitts, 22nd September, 2018 – The Christophe Harbour Foundation is once again making a significant contribution to youth development in St. Kitts and Nevis.
It is expected that over 1,000 students will benefit from funding support for the newly relaunched Junior Achievers St. Kitts-Nevis, when a major contribution from the Christophe Harbour Foundation was presented during a ceremony on 21st September, at the Ocean Terrace Inn.
A cheque in the amount of $18,900 was presented by Foundation representative Clyde Takayama, who reaffirmed the Foundation’s commitment to the Federation’s youth.
“Once again, we are delighted to be given the opportunity to participate in its success, and that of the many youth throughout the Federation,” Takayama said.
He continued, “The Foundation is the Federation’s largest supporter of youth literacy and development. It remains committed to the longterm and committed support of youth programs and initiatives in the Federation.”
The funds will support JA St. Kitts and Nevis after-school programs on both islands.
In 2013, the Christophe Harbour Foundation was one of the founding members of the Junior Achievers program in its initial development following the transfer of coordination under the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Since its inception, the Foundation has donated more than EC$2 million to charitable causes and organizations throughout the Federation and is the Federation’s largest supporter of youth literacy and development initiatives. For 2018 alone, the Foundation’s financial support to the Federation’s youth has been over EC$151,000.
The relaunch ceremony was attended by the Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis, Sir Tapley Seaton, who is said to be one of the longest serving members of Junior Achievers in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Photo (L-R): Christophe Harbour Foundation representative Clyde Takayama, JA SKN Board Chairperson Brenda John and Chris Ghita, JA SKN Board Vice Chairman.