Moving beyond sustainability towards sound environmental, economic and social program development one community at a time
Our Mission The Zemi Foundation, was established in 2010 to assist vulnerable communities in the development of sound environmental, economic and social program initiatives. All of our projects focus on strong community inclusionary measures and are implemented with respect and deference to the various communities and cultures in which we work.
The Zemi Foundation is a registered 501c3, non-profit organization established exclusively for the purpose of the development and implementation of responsible cultural and environmental resource management initiatives.
A Message from the Director
I would like to thank all of the volunteers, staff, and board members who helped to make 2015 a successful year of amazing transitions. As our efforts have expanded in the development of community-based resource management program initiatives we have successfully established new, lifelong relationships with communities throughout the Caribbean and beyond. Our work with families in Cuba and international donors has resulted in the initial phase of Cuba’s first Respite Center for autistic children and adults. This center will provide caregivers and family members with resources that provide short and long term relief and services to families in need.
In 2015 we also forged new relationships and welcomed the opportunity to work with new board members and staff. Our new Chairperson, Dr. Beverly Ward brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the development of programs that address the needs of vulnerable populations in the face of environmental disasters and challenges. Award winning documentary film maker,Rebecca Hayden has also joined our team of consultants.
While we considerably expanded our efforts with economically marginalized communities in 2015, such as the health of women and young girls in Africa, we continue to work closely with government and non-government agencies in the development and implementation of cultural and natural resource management programs throughout the Caribbean. Our efforts to identify and conserve tangible and intangible aspects of cultural heritage have continued to expand throughout the British West Indies.
Will all of our successes in 2015 we plan to expand our efforts and to include more communities, more individuals in the development of environmentally and culturally focused sustainable planning initiatives worldwide. With the continued support of our donors, board members and staff together we will continue to protect natural and cultural resources in 2016 and beyond.