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
With support from Royal Caribbean Ltd., the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is launching an innovative STEM for Oceans education initiative in the Bahamas. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education has increasingly been recognized as a key driver for opportunity in countries worldwide. In the Caribbean, the need to develop a STEM-skilled workforce presents a critical challenge.
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.
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.
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