Christophe Harbour Blog

Christophe Harbour Foundation Impacting the Community

By Katherine Verano in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Community, Events, St. Kitts

Whether it’s through generous financial support, community leadership positions, or hands-on volunteering, it takes a village to turn a good community into a great one. Since 2008, the Christophe Harbour Foundation has re-invested nearly $850,000 USD back into the larger St. Kitts and Nevis community and continues to make a positive impact on the people we meet and the places in which we live and work.

Not only are the Board Members of the Foundation active in community outreach, so are our Christophe Harbour Members and employees. Our efforts support organizations that align with four key areas of support: Youth Development, Environmental and Cultural, Health and Wellness, and Social Development. The Foundation is funded by real estate sales within the...

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Christophe Harbour Foundation supports St. Kitts Nevis Junior Achievers Program

By Katherine Verano in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Community, St. Kitts

More than 1,000 students will benefit from funding support for the newly relaunched Junior Achievers St. Kitts-Nevis, when a major contribution from the Christophe Harbour Foundation was presented during a ceremony on 21st September, at the Ocean Terrace Inn.

A cheque in the amount of $18,900 EC was presented by Foundation representative Clyde Takayama, who reaffirmed the Foundation’s commitment to the Federation’s youth. “Once again, we are delighted to be given the opportunity to participate in its success, and that of the many youth throughout the Federation,” Takayama said. “The Foundation is the Federation’s largest supporter of youth literacy and development. It remains committed to the longterm and committed support of youth programs and initiatives...

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US Air Force Reserve Aids Christophe Harbour Foundation & Source Relief in Operation Autism Relief

By Katherine Verano in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Community, St. Kitts

A United States AIr Force C-17 cargo plane touches down in St. Kitts loaded with a delivery of goods for the new St. Kitts Spectrum Services autism centre. 

With a little help from the United States Air Force Reserve, "Operation Autism Relief – St. Kitts" is a success. Early this morning, the Christophe Harbour Foundation in partnership with Source Relief Inc. loaded several palettes of furniture, autism therapy toys and assessment tools onto a United States Air Force C-17 cargo plane at the Charleston Air Force Base. Some three hours later, the plane touched down in Basseterre, St. Kitts. with the materials, which are slated for the highly anticipated St. Kitts Spectrum Services Autism Centre, which is...

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Victoria Road Preschool Receives Fire Safety Equipment from Christophe Harbour Foundation

By Katherine Verano in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Community, St. Kitts

The Victoria Road Preschool is now able to meet its fire safety standards with the donation of fire extinguishers and smoke detectors from the Christophe Harbour Foundation.

Christophe Harbour Foundation representatives Jon Gersonde, Vice President of Operations, Akela Browne, Human Resources Manager, and Kishma Boncamper McCall, Accounting Manager officially handed over nine fire extinguishers and seven smoke detectors to Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards, the minister responsible for Education, as well as youth.

The occasion was a brief handover ceremony held at the Victoria Road Preschool in Basseterre on Thursday, 10th May.

“Christophe Harbour is delighted to be a part of this worthy cause," Gersonde said. "This is part of...

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Cayon High School Wins Literacy Award for St. Kitts and Nevis

By Katherine Verano in Christophe Harbour Foundation, Community, St. Kitts

Cayon High School has reason to celebrate as the school was awarded the 2017-2018 Hands Literacy Award by Hands Across the Sea.

The award recognizes Cayon High as the top school for the advancement of child literacy on St. Kitts and Nevis and two years of literacy success that resulted in a first-class lending library and an enthusiastic team of 30 Student Librarians. The Hands Literacy Award prize is USD $1,000 in new books or literacy resources of the school’s choice.

Generous multiyear funding for the project was supplied by the Christophe Harbour Foundation. Charles Darby, Director of Development for Christophe Harbour, was on-hand to present the award alongside Hands. "We are beyond thrilled that in just...

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