PHILIPSBURG:--- For the fourth year in a row, the K1 Britannia Foundation will be participating in SXM DOET. This year, they have doubled their efforts and will be hosting 4 projects in total, opposed to 2.
The K1 Britannia SXM DOET Projects give persons the opportunity to help in a variety of ways; from social activities to cleaning, repairing and building. On Friday March 9th they will be hosting the first two projects, namely “Emilio Wilson Park: Beautification Project” and “St. Martin’s Home: Sensory Room”. With the Emilio Wilson Park Project, volunteers are tasked with cleaning up litter, fixing the back entrance, making a pathway around the park, building 11-15 benches, and enhancing the playground by adding a seesaw, sandbox and replacing the slide.
For the second project of the day, Yash Rajani, Project Manager at K1 Britannia Foundation explains “Many of the elderly at the St. Martin's Home are wheel chair bound, bed ridden and are unable to participate in many extracurricular or interactive activities. The Sensory Room at St. Martin’s Home project will have volunteers set up and install the various interactive boards that will keep the clients stimulated through touch, smell, and sound.” A gazebo at the facility will be recreated into the sensory room.
The following day, on Saturday March 10th, the projects will focus on foster children/foster care which is a strong focus of the foundation’s work. There will be a “Leisure and Learn Park” for foster children and other at-risk and underprivileged youth at the Emilio Wilson Park. The day will consist of several extracurricular booths, such as art, dance, sports, creative workshops and under learning, we will have persons from different professional fields, such as law enforcement, aviation, hospitality, medical, electrical, and media giving insights and demonstrations of their work. There will also be fun games and experiments where the children can win prizes. The focus is exposing the children and teenagers to various activities and careers that can spark their interest as well as encourage them to develop their skills and talents.
The other project for the day is “Repairing The Animal Enclosure” at I Can Foster Home. The home had a large animal enclosure that housed various animals that the children enjoyed taking care off. Hurricane Irma destroyed the animal enclosure and with the help of volunteers, the foundation hopes to repair it. The desired result is an animal enclosure that can house goats, rabbits, and chickens. The children are then able to take care of the animals again and can continue learning about responsibility at a young age.
The K1 Britannia Foundation has a great focus on volunteerism through its volunteer program and believes in SXM DOET’s mission to help improve the general idea of volunteering and community service by showing how fun and creative it can really be.
To sign up as a volunteer for SXM DOET, please visit www.sxmdoet.com and search for K1 Britannia which will show these 4 volunteer opportunities.