The CMC ( the Caribbean Media Corporation) and the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the two entities working closely on behalf of the region's children. The FDCC, the first indigenous Foundation in the Caribbean committed to the improved and expanded provision of early childhood development services has signed CMC as its Regional News Partner for one year in the first instance.
This collaboration is expected to lead to greater coverage and exposure of the work of the FDCC through the region as well as more public information about the importance of early childhood development to the social and economic future of the Caribbean.
According to Chairman of the FDCC and CEO of CXC, Dr. Didacus Jules, "The FDCC is extremely pleased to partner with the CMC in the promotion of and advocacy for improved and expanded early childhood development services for the region’s disadvantaged children. As the main regional news organisation, CMC is well placed to provide a vehicle for greater public awareness through its daily news coverage and its 24 hour programming via Caribvision. We look forward to working with the CMC team for the development of our region's children."
In response, Lori Weatherhead,.. speaking on behalf of CMC noted that they too were looking forward to playing their part in such a worthwhile cause. She said, "This partnership gives CMC an excellent opportunity to further contribute to the development of our region and specifically to the children, and to acknowledge our social responsibility as part of Corporate Caribbean.”
The FDCC was launched last year in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and is headquartered in Barbados. The organisation has transitioned from the Caribbean Child Support Initiative with over 10 years experience in developing and supporting early childhood development services for children 0 to 3 years, specifically from disadvantaged households across the region and specifically in Grenada, St Lucia, Dominica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize and Jamaica.