The Bahamas

Our Work in the Bahamas

The Bahamas is internationally known for its beautiful beaches and touristy resorts. But the Caribbean country also faces another reality. Its mainland is plagued by violent crime, the result of prevalent young gangs. In the Bahamas, we have implemented numerous programs to end violent crime by educating youth and providing alternatives.

Current Bahamas Projects

Bahamas News


The Resistance and Prevention Program (RAPP)

Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago
A key component of the program is to develop community-driven strategies for addressing crime, while working regionally to apply lessons learned and ensure sustainability. The ultimate goal is to identify lasting solutions to citizen security through preventive measures that avoid problems before they happen.

Women's Initiative for Non-Violence and Development (WIND)

With support from the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is working with non-governmental organizations to fund awareness-raising campaigns, organize workshops and provide timely services to victims of gender-based violence.

Supporting Girls Leadership

Nassau, Bahamas
As in previous years, PADF is proud to work with RCL to support the “Annual Girls Leadership Conference,” a training and networking event which exclusively targets Bahamian girls throughout New Providence and the Outer (Family) Islands