From left: Secretary Ludmila York-Duncan, Treasurer Dwight Williams, President Claudine Williams-Wescot and Notary Marlène Mingo during the notary signing last week.
PHILIPSBURG–The non-profit Engage Foundation was launched last week by President Claudine Williams-Wescot, Secretary Ludmila York-Duncan and Treasurer Dwight Williams.
The Foundation is dedicated to development through knowledge, health and spiritual growth via projects and initiatives that will also positivity impact the community. Engage is also about building and opening network avenues for young professionals.
According to a press release from the Foundation, Engage was born from like minds. While exchanging ideas, the members saw a great need for more intellectual and personal development in various areas and saw different ways to contribute and impact the country.
By challenging the mind, body and soul, Engage Foundation hopes to build strong citizens, families and communities, and allow young professionals to take their roles as leaders within the community.
Engage Foundation has already teamed up with Nature Foundation in its foundation efforts to restore the island’s natural areas, aiding Nature Foundation in obtaining much-needed funding for purchasing materials needed to address the most urgent environmental issues caused by the Hurricane Irma, such as cleaning Simpson Bay Lagoon.
“We see this as an important element in rebuilding the country. As an island we are in constant interaction with our environment. It dictates our quality of life, our economic survivability and the wellbeing of our people and country,” said Williams-Wescot.
“We plan on collaborating with other foundations and clubs on the island and have many projects in the pipelines as well, such as our FitPlay project, an outdoor gym and playground space, personal development seminars and, in December, we will be hosting our first annual Engage in Literature Read-a-thon Fundraiser in benefit of Philipsburg Jubilee Library.”
Engage Foundation can be contacted via e-mail at
[email protected] . Follow it on Instagram at engagesxm.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/70576-engage-foundation-launched-last-week