SMDF updates Richardson on its work in community | THE DAILY HERALD

SMDF representatives Makhicia Brooks and Keith Franca and MP Anna Richardson.

PHILIPSBURG–New Member of Parliament (MP) Anna Richardson recently visited the St. Maarten Development Fund (SMDF) to learn more about the organization, and particularly its work in community development.

During the visit, SMDF Managing Director Keith Franca and Programme and Development Manager Makhicia Brooks briefed the MP about the organisation’s work in social development. This includes its grants to some 24 non-profit organisations and various projects executed.

In the area of community development, SMDF shared with MP Richardson the Fund’s Community Engagement and Disaster Risk Reduction project which began this year. Since the project’s launch, SMDF has been working to develop the capacities of community councils so that the councils may be assets to the residents of communities and serve on their behalf to have key community issues resolved. With its project plan in place and activities underway, SMDF will be continuing its efforts in community engagement in 2020, it was stated in a press release.

Source: The Daily Herald