We wish you a Merry and Blessed Christmas and Hope for a Brighter New Year in 2021!
The year 2020 has brought great changes across the globe and here at home; as the needs of the people of Exuma develop, the Exuma foundation is committed to evolving with its people to foster resilience, innovation, and much needed support. Despite the upheaval caused by COVID-19, this year has seen vast improvements across many of our existing programs. Organic, local honey is being produced and sold by our local beekeepers, and the busy bees are keeping our native plants, gardens, and crops producing fruit. The Rolleville Emergency Center is now newly renovated and fully functional, providing a safe space for families in transition. Our School for Exceptional Learners continues to stay open thanks to the efforts of our partners to ensure student and staff safety, and the classroom is now wheelchair accessible! While we celebrate the accomplishments of this year, we are also looking forward to 2021 and are committed to our uncompleted goals. In the coming year we intend to focus on the completion of the Children’s Shelter and expand our educational programming for people of all ages. We will also continue fundraising to make repairs to the George Town Library and Museum.
Going forward into the new year, we would like to address the people directly, and open a direct line of communication so that you may express your needs and any initiatives you think could be aided by the Exuma Foundation. Messages sent to our instagram will be passed along to the appropriate member of our organization but the most direct line of contact is through our website, where a submission form is available. We encourage you to peruse our updated website and learn about all of the initiatives and programs we support, if you like what you see we encourage you to donate online, or look for opportunities to donate your time or skills. In the spirit of moving forward, upward, and onward together we at the Exuma Foundation remain committed to you, the people, and wish you a very merry Christmas and a New Year full of change and hope.
-the Board at the Exuma Foundation
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Great Exuma and the Exuma Cays are located in the south central region of The Bahamas. George Town, Great Exuma is 245 kilometres or 152 miles from Nassau, New Providence. Great Exuma and the Exuma Cays are part of the “Family Islands”, where historically Bahaian settlements were established. Late in the 20th century, much of the population migrated to Nassau, the country’s capital, where about 80% of all Bahamians live. Great Exuma is accessed by air and sea. The population of Great Exuma and the Exuma Cays is approximately 10,000 people. The Exuma Foundation's outreach efforts extend to communities on Great Exuma and the Exuma Cays.
As the island adapts to life with Covid-19, we are glad to announce the following programs are ongoing:
The Mission of the Exuma Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for the people of the island of Exuma in The Bahamas, both now and for generations to come...