Sandals Resorts Announces 40 for 40 Initiative Charitable Projects

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Sandals Resorts International (SRI) today announced the full list of projects selected to be part of its 40 for 40 Initiative, a humanitarian endeavor that was part of Sandals Resorts 40th anniversary celebrations.

Sandals Resorts, in partnership with the company’s philanthropic arm, the non-profit Sandals Foundation, has identified 40 community projects spanning the eight Caribbean destinations in which SRI operates. Projects have been identified that best showcase the power of tourism to transform local communities and improve the lives of vacation destination residents.

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SRI’s 40 for 40 Initiative projects were selected to participate in one of six categories:

— Conservation efforts and visits – preservation of natural resources

— Investing in food security – supporting local agricultural workers

— Hospitality training and certification – ensuring continued excellence in the workforce

— Support for local artisans – preservation of cultural heritage

— Music Education & Entertainment – ​​preserving the legacy of Caribbean music

— Support for small businesses and community markets – support for local economies

Members of the SRI team from Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts and the Sandals Foundation itself will participate in their efforts to help bring these projects to life. Visitors will also be invited to personally support and participate in many of the activities taking place in the area.

“Tourism has the power to transform not only the lives of guests who immerse themselves in the charm and culture of the Caribbean while on vacation, but also those of our team members and neighbors who build family roots in region,” said Adam Stewart. , executive chairman of Sandal Resorts International and president and founder of the Sandals Foundation. “This is the important work we build on and celebrate today, as part of our tireless efforts to strengthen the transformative connection between tourism and the empowerment of our local Caribbean communities.”

40 for 40 projects include:

Investing in food security:

1. Chicken farming education
2. The women farmers of Grenrop
3. Community training on composting
4. Support to the Agricultural Training College
5. GARD Smart Agriculture

Hospitality training and certification:

6. Sweet hospitality
7. Professional training certificate
8. Exuma graduation certification
9. New Life Organization Hospitality Certification
10. Health and Beauty Certification
11. Health and Beauty Certification

Conservation efforts and visits:

12. Blue Mountain Tree Planting
13. Blue Salt Marsh Certification Project
14. Wallings Signal Hill Project
15. Woburn Interpretive Center
16. Telescope Eco Tour
17. Coral reef restoration and diving
18. Coastal Reinforcement at Lucayan National Park
19. Andromeda Gardens
20. Education at Lucayan National Park
21. Coral Restoration
22. Caribbean Birds
23. PADI 40 for 40 dives

Support for local artisans:

24. Straw Artisan Program
25. Upcycled Handicrafts
26. Caicos Straw Craftsmen
27. Craft Training
28. Mount Olivet Woodworking

Support for small businesses and community markets:

29. New Business Development
30. New business development
31. New Business Development
32. New Business Development
33. New Business Development
34. New Business Development
35. Oistins Fish Fry
36. Cultural Market Square
37. YEAC Community Safety Training
38. Pineapple Craft Market

Music education and entertainment:

39. Brass Workshop for Music Teachers
40. Island Vibes

For more information, visit sandalsfoundation.org.

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