Programs To Accommodate Your Families’ Needs


We run various programs to assist families in their daily life. We help children in receiving education and also help their families in paying their bills.

children education program

Our Focus


At Eden Lodge Youth Charitable Trust, our focus is on helping children from less fortunate families. We support children whose parents are unable to provide them with education. There can be many reasons for this, including not earning enough, being unemployed, mental or physical illness, or the death of one or both parents. We aim to eradicate poverty in Barbados and provide families with a better way of living.

Programs That We Offer


Annual Back To School

Annual Back To School

In Annual Back To School program, we support underprivileged children by providing them with various things such as school attire, books, and more.

Annual Christmas

Annual Christmas

In Annual Christmas program, we provide many families with healthy food. We offer food vouchers for ham, drinks, chicken, and more. We also provide gifts for these less fortunate families.

Weekly Lunch Grants

Weekly Lunch Grants

In Weekly Lunch Grants program, we provide children who are attending secondary school with $50 a week per child. We do this so that they are able to buy lunch from their school canteens.

Home Help

Home Help

In the Home Help program, we provide assistance to impoverished families with their homely needs. We offer payment for some of their utility bills such as electricity bills, gas bills, medical bills and more.

Lessons And Education

Lessons And Education

Under this scheme, we provide technical and financial assistance to children who need extra lessons for Common Entrance and CXC’s.

Results Of Our Programme

Thanks to the various programmes, our charity has been able to achieve resounding results. See what we have achieved till now:

  • ✓ Higher turnover in graduates from secondary schools.
  • ✓ Reduction in criminal activities among many individuals.
  • ✓ A reduction in the administrative costs as we provide internships for students instead of just financially assisting them. We utilise their skills, honed through the funding from our charity, to provide for their families. As a result, these families do not need further assistance. Instead, their children become capable enough to provide them with it.
  • ✓ To date, we have changed the lives of over 1,500 families across Barbados. We achieved this by providing them with food, clothing, medical expenses, education tools, and appliances.
  • ✓ The children have become better equipped. They have the right tools to seek employment after their schooling is completed.
  • ✓ We also facilitate the social services function of the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust.

Making A Difference

Making A Difference
With our programs, we were able to change the lives of hundreds of Barbadian children. Our mandate follows as such:

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✓ Relief and prevention of poverty, no matter how it is caused.
  • ✓ Advancement in education.
  • ✓ Improvement in the public dissemination of knowledge without constituting propaganda.
  • ✓ Provision of social welfare services for those in need of them.
  • ✓ The welfare of children, including prevention of cruelty to them.
  • ✓ Bringing stability in the life of young people.
  • ✓ Provision of public work for the benefits of the community.
  • ✓ The protection of the lives and property within the community.

Programme Demographics

We cater to children that come from at-risk families and fall between 2 to 18 years old. We help children who are affected because of the following reasons:

  • ✓ Death of the breadwinner of the family.
  • ✓ Unemployment and under-employment of parents.
  • ✓ Parents that are earning low or minimum wages.
  • ✓ Parents with serious health challenges or disabilities which affect their ability to work.

Due Diligence

Our trust provides comfort to donors by ensuring that we help only those who truly need our assistance. We conduct various checks to understand the individual problems that each family faces.Our methods include:

  • ✓ Interviewing the families.
  • ✓ Investigating within the community.
  • ✓ Getting recommendations from schoolteachers and principals.
  • ✓ Getting recommendations from the sitting Member of Parliament.
  • ✓ Terms reports from the students to monitor the child’s performance. 
6) Full means testing

Accountability

At Eden Lodge Youth Charitable Trust, we are accountable for our work. This remains the same with donors and partners. We provide detailed reports to our donors and partners on request. In the reports, we show them how their funds have been distributed. We also encourage the donors to visit the families and observe the impact of work being conducted with their funds.

Barbados Children Program

For A Better Living Condition For Children


Our Needy Children Program was started in 1996 wherein we provided free bus tickets and lunches for 35 less fortunate families. All the children were of different ages, ranging from 10 years old to 20 years old. With this program, we improved the lives of these families and created opportunities for children. We helped these children secure a proper education as well as better living and health conditions. We endeavour to put a smile on each child’s face and help them prosper in society.

Criteria For Assistance


People seeking assistance must have children. They should be either unemployed or are employed at minimum or below minimum wages. We also provide assistance for families where parents are experiencing serious health challenges. Assistance is also available for families that are impacted by the death of the breadwinner and cannot take care of the children effectively.



All the families are investigated by the council and trustees to ensure that they are underprivileged. People in need of assistance must complete a family assessment form. After that, one of our officers will visit the family and conduct a thorough investigation. The investigation includes recommendations from the M.P, teachers, members of the church, and such.

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Don’t let your weak economical condition restrict your child’s growth!