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Fair Trade Organisation money for Army project

Fair Trade Organisation money for Army project

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A Children’s Centre will soon be erected at Cane Grove by the Salvation Army, but they are still facing the financial challenge of acquiring $2.5 million to finish the project.

They got one step closer to their dream last Thursday morning as the farmers of the

Fair Trade Organisation donated a sum of $75,000 to Major Ronald Ellis of the Salvation Army at their headquarters in Kingstown.{{more}}

Treasurer of the Fair Trade Organisation, Anton Bowman said that his organization is always devoted to the purpose of seeing the nation move forward, and that he is very humbled to contribute to such a worthy cause.

Major Ellis said that the Fair Trade Organisation was the first one to answer when they put out the call for help. Ellis noted that the home would care for less fortunate children whose parents simply cannot take care of them. He mentioned that far too many children are left uncared for and that something really needed to be done.

The home will be constructed in stages and the initial stage should house 10 children; at completion the centre should house 30 children. The home will cater to children up to 18 years old.

Ellis further added that the children staying at the home will be very well educated, and there will be a day care for the young ones. The teenagers will be provided with skills training, preparing them for the world of work.

Work on the centre should commence some time early next year.

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