The Lignum Vitae Centre of Hope Blog

The Lignum Vitae Centre of Hope is a non-profit Organization located in Nassau, Bahamas. We provide services to the needy residents of The Bahamas and are committed to motivate individuals, through empowerment, to attain self-sufficiency. The organization is non-discriminatory and is not limited to any particular population, race, culture, political group or religion.

Our vision is a society where all citizens have access to opportunities which promote self-sufficiency.
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Are you hard working, computer savvy, and have some free time on your hands? Is multi tasking your second language??

We are looking for a team of dedicated volunteers to help us on some major projects that will involve some heavy phone and computer interaction. Ideal volunteers will be masters of spreadsheets and have pleasant interpersonal skills.

If you’re looking for a great way to give back to your community contact us on how to become involved. Give us a call 557-9966

                       

A HUGE thank-you goes out to all those who helped put today’s events together, and to everyone that came out to support us at the official launch of Bahamas 4-H. Special thanks also goes to Hon. Loretta Butler-Turner, Minister of Social Services, who came out to support us! Great start to an exciting week.

Pictures coming soon

Now that we have 4-H in the Bahamas our youth have such a great opportunity. The study shows 4-H’ers are not only less likely to smoke, but they are also less likely to drink alcohol AND use drugs! According to the study, participating kids regardless of their background, socio-economic status, race, and gender, thrive through the health/safety education and experiences they receive through 4-H programming.

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4-H 2011 training, a set on Flickr.

Finally got our hands on the pictures from the visit we had from a group of 4-H Florida members. They held a training session for the local Urban Renewal Centers, as well as any Non-profit Organization members and volunteers who wanted to join in.
The team also brought down donated books for the 4-H Bahamas program.

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We hope everyone out there is making weekend plans accordingly as it looks like we’re in for some very rainy weather. The warning right now is for the islands of Inagua,
Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins and Ragged Island. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are likely in the mentioned islands within 36 hours. Stock up on canned foods and water.Don’t wait ‘til the last minute to prepare for potential hurricanes during hurricane season, things can happen so quickly!

Stay safe and keep abreast of Emily’s progress. For more info check out Bahamas Weekly’s update here.

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Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), addresses the opening of the General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS on 8 June 2011.Credit: UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

World leaders met during a UN Summit on AIDS earlier this month and made a bold commitment to getting 15 million people HIV treatment by 2015. This is a huge stride towards prevention especially when international assitance towards the AIDS epidemic has been dropping.

Fresh scientific evidence shows that treatment is also a form of prevention, as it reduces the risk of transmission of HIV from one person to another by 96 percent.

By ambitiously expanding treatment, according to new research by UNAIDS, twelve million infections and more than seven million deaths can be averted by 2020. It could also reduce by more than half the number of new infections by 2015, which will require an additional $6 billion each year until 2015.

Read the full article here