Royal Caribbean Group has partnered with the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) for nearly 20 years to support destinations as part of its Blue Green Promise to protect, inspire, and empower sustainable ocean communities.
PADF works across vulnerable communities in Latin America and the Caribbean to make the region stronger for current and future generations. They invest resources throughout the hemisphere by partnering with civil society, governments, and the private sector.
Most recently, together with local partners such as Global Conversations in the Bahamas and the Haiti STEM Alliance, we established “STEM for Oceans” camps in these two countries to enhance local curriculums with regional ocean conservation topics. During the camps, held after school or on the weekends, students ages 5-18 participate in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) hands-on activities, such as building robotic rovers, simulating the effect of tsunamis, and identifying ocean fauna. The program caters to vulnerable populations, including low-income communities, youth with disabilities, orphan children, youth from The Bahamas AIDS Foundation, and teen student mothers.
Director – Partnerships and Sustainable Finance