Welcome to the Carriacou Children's Education Fund
The Carriacou Children’s Education Fund is a nonprofit organization driven by an informal, voluntary group of individuals on visiting yachts from around the world, and a number of concerned local businessmen and women who benefit from the presence of the visiting yachts. Since 2000, CCEF has conducted fund raising activities during the last week of July and/or the first week of August.
During this time, CCEF has raised over EC$320,000 (Dec. 2019) to provide lunches, school uniforms and scholarships for students at T.A. Marryshow Community College; the mission is to help as many children as possible and to fill the gap between what is required for a child to receive a proper education and what the families are able to provide
CCEF Fund-Raising Events Cancelled
The Carriacouu Childrens Education Fund (CCEF) announces that our annual fund-raising events, including the Cruisers Potluck Barbeque and the Flea Market & Auction for 2020 are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These events traditionally coincide with the Carriacou Regatta week activities. CCEF’s ongoing support for the school lunch program, the school uniform program, and the college scholarship program will continue as usual. Inquiries about these programs may be addressed at the GUT office in Hillsborough. CCEF thanks our volunteers, supporting local businesses, and all those who have donated goods and cash and supported our past fund-raising activities. We hope to continue our many years of success and look forward to again scheduling our fund-raising events in 2021.
Since its inception, CCEF has provided assistance towards this goal in hundreds of cases. Success is due primarily to the hard work and generosity of the visiting yachts and the local population who support CCEF, and it is the yachts’ way of saying “thank you” to the people of Carriacou for the warm welcome always received.