When the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) decided to use its philanthropic efforts to address education and health issues, it specifically selected VOUCH, Voluntary Organization for the Upliftment of Children, for close attention.

A multi-pronged strategy was planned with sub-committees focusing on different areas. The Health Subcommittee targeted the Mary Issa Clinic located at VOUCH and operated by Hope Worldwide, while the Education Subcommittee directed its efforts towards the Sylvia Foote Basic School and the Mary Issa Infant School.

The objective was to enable these facilities to better serve the social needs of the young children and their parents living in the surrounding Fletcher’s Land and Allman Town communities.