The Department of Labor Affairs and Social Services endorses the K 1 Britannia Foundation’s project, “Work, Training and Social Development Program.” Representatives from both organizations held conversations, meetings and exchanged email correspondences of which the endorsement was the final result. The endorsement comes on the heels of the call for much needed and deepened collaborative efforts by private sector entities and non-profit organizations, such as amongst others, the K 1 Britannia Foundation.
According to Department Head, drs. Peggy-Ann Dros-Richardson, “The social ills of this Country can only be adequately addressed, if we do so with a unified front, all heads pointed in the same direction – and that direction being one to elevate and address the core needs of the clients, the people we both wish to serve.”
The program , as defined by K 1 Britannia, addresses three (3) key elements – the element of ‘Work’, the element of ‘ Training’ and the element of ‘Social Development’ – all elements , that when balanced properly , will build a solid foundation for a successful future for the participants. The program also highlights the very important aspect of ‘giving hope to the hopeless’ by specifically targeting a client base that has not been focused on in the past – young adults in the foster care system and young adults which, for whatever reason, have probationary measures. Instilling a sense of hope, a sense of value and a sense of belonging in this society is a wonderful and awe-inspiring ‘take away’ of this program.
The Department of Labor Affairs & Social Services, for the reasons mentioned, considers it a privilege to co-labor with K 1 Britannia in this worthy cause, and look forward to partnering long-term, for a better Sint Maarten!
For more information on the K 1 Britannia Foundation, visit their official website at https://k1britanniafoundation.org/.