Lignum Vitae Centre for Hope's Projects
Since 2009, Lignum Vitae has been working to a positive force for change in The Bahamas.
The objectives of 4-H/Hand-Up are:
- Research based education
- Goal setting
- Focus on health
- Entrepreneurship opportunities
- Build stronger families
- Share new ideas and techniques
- Strengthen their communities and neighbourhoods
- Living a better life
BAHAMAS 4-H YOUTH
4-H Youth Clubs support 'learning by doing.' Youth participate in a series of self-directed activities under the guidance of a trained volunteer to develop competence in a variety of areas including gardening, rocketry, environment, health rocks, fashion, consumer choices, entrepreneurship, and conflict resolution.
Volunteers, trained as 4-H Club leaders by Lignum Vitae, run 4-H Clubs. 4-H is for all youth and serves youth from all backgrounds and interests. We serve all communities and work with community leaders to ensure we are effective in our mission and approach.
The 4-H mission is to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.
Project HANDS UP
The project Hands Up arm of Lignum Vitae is dedicated to providing skills to Bahamian women in need. Our program teaches women sewing and entrepreneurship. We serve women who are keen to support themselves and their families. Their products are sold at local markets and they receive a portion of each sale.