Caribbean Mini Grant Project
In 2016 Foresee Foundation developed a pilot program to support small scale, highly impactful, educational projects to improve communities throughout the Caribbean region (the “Mini-Grant Program”). The purpose of the Mini-Grant Program is to provide resources for initiatives designed by Caribbean schools, afternoon school programs, sports and cultural foundations and community groups who aim to positively make a change for young people in a strong educational setting.
After a thorough review of several applications, including direct communication with the applicants and further due diligence, funding was provided for three (3) charitable education projects in connection with this Mini-Grant Program:
Heart For Haiti – Le Bon Repos
Heart for Haiti Foundation http://www.heartforhaiti.us and www.hartvoorhaiti.nl has been in existence for more than thirty (30) years and operates an orphanage and a primary school near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In this project funding is provided for the payment of teachers’ salaries, books, school uniforms and school supplies for one hundred (100) primary school students for the entire school year at the children’s villlage “Bon Repos.”
Bogota Kids’ experiences shared in this documentary:
CINDE – Bogota Colombia
The International Center for Education and Human Development Foundation https://www.cinde.org.co/sitio/index.php (“CINDE”), was established in 1977 and has facilities located in Manizales, Bogota and Medellin, Colombia. Its mission, through the operation of its center of research and development, is the production of relevant knowledge and the creation of innovative alternatives for collaboration between schools, families and communities. Foresee Foundation assists CINDE with partial funding for an after-school program involving approximately 930 participants including pre-school, primary school and secondary school students, families of pre-school and primary school students, teachers and education administration. The grant from the Foundation finances the development and production of course materials and other classroom materials to be used by students, parents and trainers in the after-school program where teenagers become trained mentors for primary school students and families are included in building positive relationships with the school and community.
Curacao Tinkersjop – Children Science Museum
The vision of the Tinkersjop, a program under the Children’s Science Museum Curacao Foundation www.tinkersjop.com (“CSMC”) is to provide a self-explorative and participatory learning experience for children in the areas of science, arts, and social development, acting on the natural curiosity of the child. In this project CSMC receives funding to purchase ICT-related and makerspace learning materials and furniture which will be utilized in the Tinkersjop to perform experiments and technological activities with the goal of boosting the children’s self-explorative and participatory learning experience in the areas of science and arts. School classes are invited to participate in workshops where they invent and create.