The results are in; Opportunities for all kids. (Kansen voor alle kinderen)
Of the $225.000 that was made available, Saba has been able to allocate the available budget, and even was able to get more. Commissioner Rolando Wilson had urged the stakeholders to collaborate, and he was pleased to see that they did and also that they accepted assistance that The Public Entity provided. Saban foundations had submitted 14 applications amounting to a staggering $325.000. Thanks to the high quality of the proposals, a majority of the projects were approved. Commissioner Wilson stated that “Congratulations are in order to the foundations on Saba that commit themselves every day to the children of Saba.
Saba received approximately $250.000,- of project funds for one year. Money not spent within one year has to be returned to the Ministry of Social Affairs (SZW).
The Public Entity was very much involved in mobilizing and supporting the network partners to write these proposals. The Social Affairs Department will continue the support for the stakeholders in getting the projects up and running.