New Partnership with Exuma Waste Management and Recycle Exuma

We are saddened to announce the indefinite postponement of the following programs in order to observe social distancing guidelines put in place by the Ministry of Health.

‘Slumberfest’ will not be held this year, in the past it was a weekend sleepover in the EF dorms that taught survival strategies for the wilderness and modern life. Statistical evidence from past programs point to a positive correlation between program participation, graduation, and better grades. 

Swim classes are also suspended, though, arguably are an essential service. Given the surprising number of local children who cannot swim, we encourage caregivers to explore other options for teaching children about water safety and swim techniques. 

Assistance to failing senior students, including computer aided teaching on Saturdays, is on hold. 

Developing  BAIC (Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation) training programme in local crafts is temporarily suspended. 

Due to community demand for higher level education/certification in child care, elderly care, and preschool education, requests have been made to the University of Bahamas to accommodate family island students and allow them to complete  their first year from home. At the beginning of 21 we will be issuing a needs survey to further evaluate training needs.

The Exuma Foundation supports a number of community groups through in kind and financial support such as the Elizabeth Harbour Conservation Partnership, a local non profit organization that seeks to conserve Exuma's most beautiful natural resource, Elizabeth Harbour.

The Exuma Branch of the Cancer Society is a local organization that provides free health screenings and other support for cancer patients on Exuma. Each year the Foundation donates to their cause and provides a meeting place for their monthly meetings. 

Community Program Updates During Covid-19

Recycling aluminum allows for greater sustainability, lowers the cost of production and lowers energy usage. While efforts are in place to recycle aluminum, it is not enough in its present state. In the U.S. alone, nearly $800 million worth of aluminum cans are lost to landfills. The gap between consumers (like you!) and post-consumer recycling efforts must be closed. We aim to keep aluminum out of the Exuma Regional Landfill one can at a time.  Proceeds will support the Exuma Foundation projects. 

You can drop off your clean, uncrushed cans at the Hooper’s Bay Exuma Foundation campus.  Look for the signs to the drop off point!

Support for Community Organizations 

The Exuma Foundation supports a variety of causes and undertakes projects in keeping with our mission to enhance the quality of life in Exuma. The Foundation is able to provide community groups with needed financial support through small grants. We collaborate with other organizations and the Government of The Bahamas to provide help for those in need. The Exuma Foundation provides financial, facilities, and other critical support for the National Family Island Regatta Committee and the Exuma Sailing Club. Find out more about our outreach efforts...

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