The FDCC and Barbados' Nation Publishing have joined forces to promote the importance of Early Childhood Development (ECD) locally, regionally and among the Caribbean diaspora. Recently, the two organisations signed a cooperative agreement which opens the door for long-term partnership at various levels, including the publication of the new Parenting Today magazine for 2012 and 2013, as well as the promotion of ECD and the work of the FDCC via the Nation's online services and video and hyper link opportunities. The Nation agreed that this partnership is a demonstration of its interest in “giving back” and strong sense of corporate social responsibility and good will. For the FDCC, the partnership with the Nation reflects its on-going approach to develop effective relationships with governments, the corporate sector and civil society for the expansion and improvement of ECD services for the region's children, especially the disadvantaged.
Photo caption:JOINING FORCES: In the photo from left to right standing are: Vivian Gittens, CEO -Nation Publishing Co. Ltd; Susan Branker, Consultant Director-FDCC; Clive Murray, Donor Relations and Communications Officer-FDCC. Sitting are L-R: Jennifer Astaphan, Board Director-FDCC; Paulette Jones, Advertising Manager-Nation Publishing Co. Ltd