Soufriere Foundation makes $ 5,000.00 donation to Pre School’s Reconstruction


The Soufriere Foundation made a donation to the reconstruction of the Grow-Ed Early Childhood Development Center.

The Centre was gutted by a fire on January 7th, 2015 and all school supplies were destroyed. As a result, fifty five students and five staff members were adversely impacted. The Chief Executive Office of the Soufriere Foundation presented the schools Administrator Ms. Lea Lafeuillee with a cheque on January 29th, 2015.

The school was temporarily relocated to the St. Isidore’s Hall on Boulevard Street, Soufriere. The facility was made available to Grow-Ed Centre by the parish priest, Father Jason Biscette.

Prominent Businessman Contributes towards the Beautification of Soufriere View Point

A prominent business man has played a significant role in the beautification of the Soufriere View Point in close proximity to the Stone field Estate. Chef Orlando of Orlando’s Restaurant made a contribution of 3 gallons of paint to the community of Soufriere through the Soufriere Foundation. The contribution was handed over to the Chief Executive Officer of the Soufriere Foundation, Mr. Walter Francois, on January 29th, 2015 at the View Point.

Mr. Francois expressed his gratitude to Chef Orlando and wishes that more community persons would play such a role in the community of Soufriere.

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Soufriere Foundation extends support to budding local music artiste

Soufriere, St. Lucia - Local music artiste Naomie Grandison affectionately known as Ngozi is an up and coming vocalist/songwriter who hails from the scenic town of Soufriere. She recently won the Inter Commercial Calypso Monarch and is a co founder of the “I Am Beautiful” youth campaign along with having the privilege of being a founding member of the “Headphunk’’ artistic expression group. Ngozi has recently embarked on an audio visual project called Edu Nou; a Reggae fusion number, that seeks to highlight the prevalent issues of sexual abuse, neglect and drug misuse in our communities. In a direct show of support for this project the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation has partnered with Naomi to see the concept become a reality by making a cash donation to the artiste in order to defray production cost.

Mr. Walter Francois, Chief Executive Officer of the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation lauded the songstress’s accomplishments over the past years and reiterated the organization’s commitment to assist in the development of the creative arts and home-grown artistes. “We are very proud to be able to stand with Naomie to see this project become a reality, additionally we are also satisfying a core company mandate by aiding the direct socioeconomic and cultural development of our community”, stated Mr. Walter Francois, Chief Executive Officer of the Soufriere Foundation.

Naomie in response to the donation had highlighted that it was the first time that any agency had invested in her work and heaped tremendous praise for the Soufriere Foundation’s generosity.

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