Published On: Mon, Sep 16th, 2013

Youth Foundations get financial support from Reda Sosial

Financial support for youthWILLEMSTAD - Four foundations working for the underprivileged youth in Curacao have signed a cooperation agreement with Foundation ‘Funds for Social Development and Economic Activity’ (Reda Sosial). The foundations get 125,000 guilders each to finance their projects till the end of the year.

It involves the following foundations:

  • Bos di Hubentut (Youth voice) - has been working for twenty years with the youth;
  • Fundashon Formashon di Alegria - helps underprivileged youth, especially children with mental or physical disabilities;
  • Fundashon Kristal - after school activities for underprivileged children in over fifteen neighborhoods;
  • Project Formashon Musikal Bario - about 1,000 children, in over twenty underprivileged neighborhoods, have received free music lessons.

According to Prime Minister Asjes the government has set aside 2 million for the coming year for projects like these. "We also have 3 million from Usona and 2 million from the remaining funds of the former AMFO. This is a total of 7 million for 2014. 8 million is included in the multiannual budget for 2015 and 2016 is 8 million guilders from our own tax revenues. "

"It is very important that our children remain on the positive path and if that succeeds through sports, music or after school activities than we have to invest in these projects,” according to the Prime Minister.

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