Sponsorships

We currently sponsor several generous agencies whose missions have an impact on children in Barbados.
1ADHD RESOURCE CENTRE (ARC)
Providing therapy and training to families and educators in the management of attention deficithyperactivity disorder (ADHD). An effort to improve the social and academic expectancy of Barbadian children at risk, children gifted but learning impaired in our Primary and Secondary school populations.

ARC spearheaded the first ADHD conference of its kind in Barbados, the success of which lead to many positive outcomes and laid the foundation for the path forward. They held workshops and presentations, working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education developing strategies for assessments, early detection, intervention and therapy. ARC provides positive reinforcement and a pro-active approach. Classroom management techniques enhance opportunities for learning, improve the classroom experience for the students and teachers ultimately assisting these special children achieve success both academically and socially.
2SPORT FOR LIFE
“Coach them in sports, mentor them in life”. With a focal point on sport and academics, specifically cricket and core subjects, the Sport for Life organisation provides troubled children ages 11-15 with an opportunity to make a difference and become winners on the field.
3EDEN LODGE YOUTH CHARITABLE TRUST, BARBADOS VAGRANTS SOCIETY, WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S SHELTER AND VARIETY, THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY AND AUNTY OLGA FUND
Assisting with food and clothing, the basic necessities of life, out of reach for many under privileged children in Barbados. Volunteers go into the villages and communities providing school lunches and food vouchers for the hungry, temporary shelter, Christmas hampers for those without, school clothing and books for children whose family circumstances are dire.
4WHEELCHAIR SCHEME AT THE CHILDREN’S DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
This programme is sponsored annually, providing an improved quality of life for young persons afflicted with disability. Careful precision and engineering, parts specifically selected and positioned, foam meticulously moulded and each part secured carefully in place to ensure every centimetre, in one direction or another provides improved comfort and joy. The before and after variances in posture are staggering and the improvement in quality of life priceless.
5YMCA BREAKFAST CLUB
The Sandy Lane Charitable Trust continues its commitment to the community, enriching the lives of ordinary Barbadians through a series of benevolent interventions. One such new initiative this year was the first time ever undertaken, “Summer Take away Breakfast” project recently held for the YWCA Breakfast Club Programme participants. Recognising that during the summer vacation children still needed to be provided with that important first meal, the Trust mobilised the resources to fund the feeding of over 185 children for the eight week period providing hope at the critical out-of-school season.
6VACATION CAMPS
Small things make a big difference, differences that we often cannot quantify. Like many children around the world, the financial necessity of a working mother and support system means that school vacations are no longer about family and holidays, but often boring days remaining within the home, alone. The Sandy Lane Charitable Trust has provided safe havens and wonderful supportive environments for many such children by funding numerous daytime camps during school vacations.

These small donations made to non-profit camp organisations supported underprivileged children, and offered equal opportunities to experience fun, sports, and educational stimulation. They provided the forum to learn about and meet exceptional people, to visit many interesting and unusual places and exposed them to new experiences that these children could only dream of. Thanks to the camps’ mentors and coaches leading the way, these children’s lives were enriched as they were inspired to learn, play and experience holiday fun. Vacations are a time to enjoy, learn, experience and be well cared for.
7PRINCE’S TRUST INTERNATIONAL
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales newest charity was created to tackle youth unemployment and build futures for disadvantaged young people around the world. The Sandy Lane Trust and the Royal Barbados Police force proudly partnered with Prince’s Trust International to deliver the first “TEAM” pilot outside the UK, a 12 week personal development programme for 16 – 25 year olds.
8DECS DRUG EDUCATION COUNSELLING & CASA CENTRE FOR ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
“Where counselling and education are like a new set of lenses. New ways and paths of action in the world are illuminated.” Education and prevention go hand in hand. The primary purpose is to provide young children with life skills to enable them to cope with the challenges of substance abuse, alcoholism and promiscuity. Children and families fit from coaching, counselling, intervention and mentoring. They learn techniques and life skills to overcome adversity and build resilience from harm.