Friends of Saint Lucia Int'l.

Carpenters & Docklands Comm. Centre 98 Gibbins Road | E15 2HU | London

+447535827301

Registered Charity in England and Wales # 281188

What We Do

Our Voluntary Service Framework

Rationale

What we do is guided by our Voluntary Service Framework (VSF). This was inspired by the results of an analysis of existing Saint Lucian Charities agendas which appears limited in scope, or at least not defined. Given the multiplicity of social needs to serve, we wanted to create an organisation where people would be able to find a cause or project to support or presented with the opportunity to create one.

We agreed that people could assume that if we were a singled-focused Charity or example Diabetes, that they would choice to support another organisation with a cause closer to their hearts.   

By developing a framework of common needs, we have made it easier for people to find a cause or project and work with us. We hope now that Clubs and Branches can now explore the VSF and decide to focus their efforts at any given theme in service to Saint Lucia.

areas we focus on

Civic Engagement

It seems most appropriate to invoke the spirit of ― John F. Kennedy to highlight the importance of encouraging civic engagement “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

Continuous Education

A key to remaining competitive and effective, it becomes essential to keep learning, keep improving & keep training. As we toil towards the road of social and economic...

Youth Development ​

We often claim that the Youth is our future, but what really would our future be like if our youth are ill-prepared to take on the mantle of civic and national leadership? We believe that Youth Development should be a process that prepares a young person to meet the...

STEM Education Development

It is undisputed that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) have served as the source for ingenuity and innovation which drives the advanced societies....

Health Promotion & Wellbeing

The health of a people determines the quality of the collective future they will have. Health, according to the WHO is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Socio-Economic Development​

Within this element of our VSF, we hope to offer the platform to help the upward mobility of households, individuals, families, or other categories of people in Saint Lucia towards.

Culture & Arts

Cultural heritage and natural history are comparable to one’s National Identification Card and Passport in the relationship of countries.

Disaster Preparedness​

According to Professor G.O.P. Obasi, Former Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization, “The most immediate threats to humankind relate to increased...

Serving The Weak​

Mahatma Gandhi once said “A society is judged by how it treats and shows compassion for those who cannot protect or fend for themselves”. Those words then are just as important, relevant and critical in our Saint Lucian today

Entrepreneurial Skills Development

We believe that an entrepreneurial people have a greater opportunity at gaining meaningful employment or creating employment. It has a role to play in generating...

Poverty & Hunger Alleviation

Poverty reduction, poverty relief, or poverty alleviation, is a set of measures, both economic and humanitarian, that are intended to permanently lift people out of poverty.

Functional Skills Development​

Functional Skills provide young people and adults with the knowledge and understanding they will need in order to progress and succeed in education, training and employment.

Global Citizenry ​

Global Citizenship is the idea that nurtures personal respect and respect for others, wherever they live, no matter from they are from and offer their skills and knowledge for the betterment of humankind.

Gender Equality ​

Gender equity is said to be the process of being fair to women and men ensuring that economic, social and cultural attributes and opportunities associated with being male or female are the same.

Social Partnerships ​

We believe that social partnerships are a powerful mechanism for success and advancing the socio-economic development. It is the idea of collaboration with other organisations with mutually shared aspiration.

Sustainability Development ​

This theme of our Voluntary Service Framework acts as the main plank which will cement and balance our economic, environmental and social needs, allowing prosperity for now and future generations.

Peace and Social Justice

Social justice promotes fairness and equity across many aspects of society. It acts as the invisible force that makes it possible for all of the themes within the Voluntary Service Framework to be realised.

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