Initiatives

2013 Projects and Initiatives of the Linden Fund

LFU-sponsored Medical Mission – The Fund has sponsored teams of medical professionals including physicians, surgeons, certified nurses, social workers and analysts to provide free medical attention to the people of Linden and Region-10 who have limited access to such services. This year the Fund in collaboration with OMAT and other institutions will continue the goodwill missions from July 28 – August 11. (Started in April-May 2007)

Peadiatric Medical Outreach and Nurses Lecture – Scores of infants, young children and nurses will benefit from this novel collaboration of the LFU and Dr. Shellon McAllister, nursing professor Marcia McAllister and their family business, Benjie’s Pharmacy in Linden, Guyana. In addition, Dr. McAllister has pledged to adopt the Wis-Roc health center. (Started in 2011)    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Nursery School Backpack Program – Two schools on the Wismar shore and two in Mackenzie will benefit from the organization’s backpack donations. Students will be presented with backpacks filled with school supplies, including pencils, crayons, play dough and preschool activity books. This is an annual program of the Fund. (Launched in April 2009)                                     

Summer Tutoring Program – The Fund arranges tutoring clinics for 6th Grade primary school students who require additional academic support based on assessments by their respective head teachers. (Ongoing program in Jul-Aug, started in 2004)

Annual Educational Workshop – Three-day Workshop conducted during Linden Town Week for teachers and education administrators to meet outside of the classroom to discuss matters relating to the education of Linden students. Facilitators Dr. Walter Kyte, Dr. Ivy Bakker-Mitchell, Francine Brotherson, Steve Henry, Dr, Kelly Thomas, Bishop Michael Clarke and coordinated by LFU secretary Linda Felix-Johnson. (Ongoing program started in 2006)

Parent-Child Alternative Program (P-CAP) An academic program that provide alternative methods of teaching to a group of 6th grade students of select primary schools in Linden who were assessed with serious literacy setbacks, and are at risk of performing poorly at the National Grade Six Exams (NGSE) scheduled for March 2012. Digicel Guyana and the Rotoract Club of Demerara have partnered with the LFU in the execution of this program which has recorded marked improvements in the students’ performance as testified by their teachers and parents. (Started September 2011)  

Sponsor-A-Child Program (in collaboration with the Rotoract Club of Linden and Women of Mission Intl. (WOMI) ) – Commencing this year, the LFU will collaborate with the Rotoract Club – an internationally accredited and recognized organization – to impact the lives of most-in-need children. This initiative will support children in a nutritional and social skills enhancement program with its main focus in the area of academics. The targeted beneficiaries are categorized as late starters/slow learners with special education needs. (Scheduled to start August 2013)   

Spelling Bee Competition – A language sensitization contest that offers primary school students an opportunity to expand their vocabulary through  spelling and a command of words in a competitive, yet friendly atmosphere, with the opportunity for prizes and bragging rights. (Started in 2008 an annual program)
Anthony S. Tim Memorial Scholarship Fund – Annual bursary fund sponsored by Linden Fund, Canada’s Bert Bacchus for two students at the Christianburg-Wismar Multilateral School. (Ongoing program started in 2004 and managed by the LFC)

Secondary School Scholarship Program
–  Annual bursary sponsored by Linden Fund USA director, Dr. Walter Kyte for two students one at the Mackenzie High School and  the Linden Foundation Secondary School. (Program started in September 2011)

LFU University of Guyana Scholarship
– Offered by the Fund under its own sponsorship. Youths from Linden are fully assisted to attend the University of Guyana in 4-year programs for baccalaureate degrees and diplomas. (Program started in September 2002)

Women’s Empowerment Forum (in collaboration with the Women Of Mission Intl.)
– Interactive discussion and presentation sessions for women and girls aimed at empowering them through education, mentorship and an environment where they feel confident and comfortable to discuss various issues, in a non-judgmental setting. The program offers them the opportunity to reinvent themselves to compete in this changing global society. (Ongoing program started in 2010)

For a comprehensive list of our projects & initiatives visit us on the web @ www.lindenfund.org

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Phone: 347-377-7097

 

2012 Projects and Initiatives of the Linden Fund

LFU-sponsored Medical Mission – The Fund has sponsored teams of medical professionals including physicians, surgeons, certified nurses, social workers and analysts to provide free medical attention to the people of Linden and Region-10 who have limited access to such services. This year the Fund in collaboration with OMAT and other institutions will continue the goodwill missions from July 28 – August 11. (Started in April-May 2007)

Peadiatric Medical Outreach and Nurses Lecture – Scores of infants, young children and nurses will benefit from this novel collaboration of the LFU and Dr. Shellon McAllister, nursing professor Marcia McAllister and their family business, Benjie’s Pharmacy in Linden, Guyana. In addition, Dr. McAllister has pledged to adopt the Wis-Roc health center. (Started in 2011)    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Nursery School Backpack Program – Two schools on the Wismar shore and two in Mackenzie will benefit from the organization’s backpack donations. Students will be presented with backpacks filled with school supplies, including pencils, crayons, play dough and preschool activity books. This is an annual program of the Fund. (Launched in April 2009)                                     

Summer Tutoring Program – The Fund arranges tutoring clinics for 6th Grade primary school students who require additional academic support based on assessments by their respective head teachers. (Ongoing program in Jul-Aug, started in 2004)

Annual Educational Workshop – Three-day Workshop conducted during Linden Town Week for teachers and education administrators to meet outside of the classroom to discuss matters relating to the education of Linden students. (Ongoing program started in 2006)

Parent-Child Alternative Program (P-CAP) An academic program that provide alternative methods of teaching to a group of 6th grade students of select primary schools in Linden who were assessed with serious literacy setbacks, and are at risk of performing poorly at the National Grade Six Exams (NGSE) scheduled for March 2012. Digicel Guyana and the Rotoract Club of Demerara have partnered with the LFU in the execution of this program which has recorded marked improvements in the students’ performance as testified by their teachers and parents. (Started September 2011)  

Sponsor-A-Child Program (in collaboration with the Rotoract Club of Linden) – Commencing this year, the LFU will collaborate with the Rotoract Club – an internationally accredited and recognized organization – to impact the lives of most-in-need children. This initiative will support children in a nutritional and social skills enhancement program with its main focus in the area of academics. The targeted beneficiaries are categorized as late starters/slow learners with special education needs. (Scheduled to start April 2012)   

Spelling Bee Competition – A language sensitization contest that offers primary school students an opportunity to expand their vocabulary through  spelling and a command of words in a competitive, yet friendly atmosphere, with the opportunity for prizes and bragging rights. (Started in 2008 an annual program) .

Anthony S. Tim Memorial Scholarship Fund – Annual bursary fund sponsored by Linden Fund, Canada’s Bert Bacchus for two students at the Christianburg-Wismar Multilateral School. (Ongoing program started in 2004 and managed by the LFC)

Secondary School Scholarship Program –  Annual bursary sponsored by Linden Fund USA director, Dr. Walter Kyte for two students one at the Mackenzie High School and  the Linden Foundation Secondary School. (Program started in September 2011).

Visiting Nurse Service – The Women of Mission Intl. in collaboration with the LFU - Scheme to allow for the provision of medical and social visitation and other services for senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWD), and others regarded as ‘shut-ins’. To be arranged and conducted in partnership with the Linden Care Foundation, as well as through collaboration with the beneficiaries’ kin. (Planned initiation August 2012).

LFU University of Guyana Scholarship – Offered by the Fund under its own sponsorship. Youths from Linden are fully assisted to attend the University of Guyana in 4-year programs for baccalaureate degrees and diplomas. (Program started in September 2002)
Vocational Studies Scholarship Program – The Fund will be launching a new scholarship initiative for Linden youths to pursue courses at technical and other vocational education institutions. (Scheduled commencement in May 2012)

Women’s Empowerment Forum – Interactive discussion and presentation sessions for women and teen girls aimed at empowering them through education, mentorship and an environment where they feel confident and comfortable to discuss various issues, in a non-judgmental setting. The program offer them the opportunity to reinvent themselves to compete in this changing global society. (Ongoing program started in 2010)

Email the Linden Fund USA at lfu_secretary (at) lindenfund.org
Address: 341 Rockaway Avenue- Brooklyn, NY 11212
Phone: 347-377-7097

 

2011 Projects and Initiatives of the Linden Fund

Rental and maintenance of Linden Fund Office in Guyana – Office is located at the old Sprostons building, now called the Linden Business Centre, and is owned by the Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP) - a Linden Fund partner in multiple projects. The Fund occupies Suite 1 at 97-98 Republic Avenue, Mackenzie. (Opened in May 2005)

LF-sponsored Medical Mission – The Fund has sponsored teams of medical professionals including physicians, certified nurses and a social workers to provide free medical attention for the people of Linden and Region 10 who have limited access to such services. This year the Fund in collaboration with OMAT’s will continue it’s goodwill from July 10 - 15 . (Started in April-May 2007)

Nursery School Backpack Program – Coomacka and West Watoka nurseries are amoung the school air marked to receive backpacks Two nursery schools on the Wismar-Christianburg shore and two nurseries in Mackenzie will benefit from the organization’s backpack (bookbag) donations. Students will be presented with backpacks, filled with school supplies, including pencils, crayons, play dough and some preschool activity books. The Fund plans to make this an annual program. (Launched in April 2009 as an annual program)

Community Activities – Motivational visits to schools by LF members and professionals when in Linden, especially for Town week.Health & Wellness Lectures. (Ongoing)

Annual Teachers Workshop – Three-day Educational Workshop conducted during Linden Town Week for teachers and administrators to meet outside of the classroom to discuss matters relating to the education of Linden students. (Ongoing program started in 2006)

Visiting Nurse Service – To allow for the provision of medical and social visitation and other services for senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWD), and others regarded as ‘shut-ins’. To be arranged and conducted in partnership with the Linden Care Foundation, as well as through collaboration with the beneficiaries’ kin. (Planned initiation in August 2011)

Adopt-A-Child Program in collaboration with the Linden Care Foundation – This initiative supports children in a nutritional and life skills enhancement program. (Started in 2006 as annual program)

Primary School Spelling Bee Competition – To offer students the opportunity to expand their vocabulary and use and command of words, while in a competitive yet friendly rivalry for prizes. (Started in 2008 as annual program)

R. A. Adams Memorial Scholarship – Annual scholarship sponsored by LFU’s Dr. Keith Seaforth, and established to support one female and one male student in Grade Six at both Regma Primary and St. Aidan’s Primary schools, preparing for the Secondary Schools Entrance Examinations (SSEE). (Ongoing program, begun in 2006)

Anthony S. Tim Memorial Scholarship Fund – Annual scholarship fund sponsored by Linden Fund Canada’s Bert Bacchus for two students at the Christianburg-Wismar Multilateral School. (Ongoing program started in 2004 and managed by the LFC)

UG Scholarships offered by the Linden Fund – Under the sponsorship of the Fund, youths from Linden can apply for scholarships to attend the University of Guyana, in 4-year programs for baccalaureate degrees and diplomas. (Program started in September 2002)

Annual Vocational Studies Scholarship Program – The Fund will launch a new scholarship initiative for Linden youths to pursue courses at technical and other vocational education institutions.

Annual SUMMER TUTORING PROGRAM – In collaboration with the Linden Care Foundation, the Fund arranges tutoring clinics for primary school students who require additional academic support based on assessments by their respective head teachers. (Ongoing program in Jul-Aug, started in 2004)

Women’s Empowerment Forum – (Ongoing program started in 2010)

Psychiatric Nursing Seminar – In collaboration with the Women Of Mission Intl, Nurses, PCA’s and security officers will receive training in patient care and overall management of the mentally challenged.(Ongoing program started 2011)

 

Contact the LINDEN FUND USA

Email: lfu_secretary (at) lindenfund.org

Office: PO Box12057- Brooklyn, NY 11212.

Phone/Fax: 718-345-0950

Website: http://www.lindenfund.org

 

2010 Projects and Initiatives of the Linden Fund

(All contributions in Guyana dollars)

Rental and maintenance of Linden Fund Office in Guyana – Office is located at the old Sprostons building, now called the Linden Business Centre, and is owned by the Linden Economic Advancement Programme (LEAP) - a Linden Fund partner in multiple projects. The Fund occupies Suite 1 at 97-98 Republic Avenue, Mackenzie. (Opened in May 2005)

LF-sponsored Medical Mission – The Fund has sponsored teams of medical professionals including physicians, certified nurses and a social worker to provide free medical attention for the people of Linden and Region 10 who have limited access to such services. Plans to continue and expand this initiative are being given primacy. Intention is to make this a semi-annual project. (Started in April-May 2007)

Nursery School Backpack Program – Two nursery schools on the Wismar-Christianburg shore and two nurseries in Mackenzie will benefit from the organization’s backpack (bookbag) donations. Students will be presented with backpacks, filled with school supplies, including pencils, crayons, play dough and some preschool activity books. The Fund plans to make this an annual program. (Launched in April 2009 as an annual program)

Community Activities – Motivational visits to schools by LF members and professionals when in Linden, especially for Town week. (Ongoing) Annual Teachers Workshop – Two-day Educational Workshop conducted during Linden Town Week for teachers and administrators to meet outside of the classroom to discuss matters relating to the education of Linden students. (Ongoing program started in 2006)

Visiting Nurse Service – To allow for the provision of medical and social visitation and other services for senior citizens, persons with disabilities (PWD), and others regarded as ‘shut-ins’. To be arranged and conducted in partnership with the Linden Care Foundation, as well as through collaboration with the beneficiaries’ kin. (Planned initiation in August 2010)

Adopt-A-Child Program in collaboration with the Linden Care Foundation – This initiative supports children over a 5-year period in a nutritional and life skills enhancement program. (Started in 2006 as annual program)

Primary School Spelling Bee Competition – To offer students the opportunity to expand their vocabulary and use and command of words, while in a competitive yet friendly rivalry for prizes. (Started in 2008 as annual program)

R. A. Adams Memorial Scholarship – Annual scholarship sponsored by LFU’s Dr. Keith Seaforth, and established to support one female and one male student in Grade Six at both Regma Primary and St. Aidan’s Primary schools, preparing for the Secondary Schools Entrance Examinations (SSEE). (Ongoing program, begun in 2006)

$40,000 Anthony S. Tim Memorial Scholarship Fund – Annual scholarship fund sponsored by Linden Fund Canada’s Bert Bacchus for two students at the Christianburg-Wismar Multilateral School. (Ongoing program started in 2004 and managed by the LFC)

$2.2 million Annual UG Scholarships offered by the Linden Fund – Under the sponsorship of the Fund, youths from Linden can apply for scholarships to attend the University of Guyana, in 4-year programs for baccalaureate degrees and diplomas. (Program started in September 2002)

Annual Vocational Studies Scholarship Program – The Fund will launch a new scholarship initiative for Linden youths to pursue courses at technical and other vocational education institutions.

Annual SUMMER TUTORING PROGRAM – In collaboration with the Linden Care Foundation, the Fund arranges tutoring clinics for primary school students who require additional academic support based on assessments by their respective head teachers. (Ongoing program in Jul-Aug, started in 2004)

 

Contact the LINDEN FUND USA

Email: lfu_secretary (at) lindenfund.org

Office: PO Box12057- Brooklyn, NY 11212.

Phone/Fax: 718-345-0950

Website: http://www.lindenfund.org

 

2002 Projects and Initiatives of the Linden Fund

(All contributions are in Guyana $)

Picture of desks being manufacturedPhase 1 - $1,000,000 (MILLION) Linden School Furniture Project. This phase is the “R.A. Adams Memorial” which provided uniform sets of furniture to several classrooms in 5 Linden schools, for the beginning of the September 2002 term. The schools are: New Silvercity Secondary, Wisburg Secondary, Multilateral Secondary, MHS & Linden Foundation, which received furniture based on need and increased student enrollment.   
A formal handover, attended by the widow of R.A. Adams, Regional Education Ministry personnel and others, was held at LTI in September 2002. All 405 pieces of furniture: chairs, desks and combination chair/attached top, were produced from local wood at the Linden Technical Institute (LTI), formerly the Trade School.

$3.8M, 4-yr University of Guyana LFU/Morgan Scholarship program – sponsored by Denis Morgan, a Guyanese (non-Lindener). Two students from Linden, enrolled at the University of Guyana, receive funding for full tuition, books, room & board and transportation annually for 4 years, starting with the September 2002 term. Under a service component of the scholarships, award recipients will provide tutoring to needy students, including preparing them for the CXC and other examinations in Linden during the summer break, as well as perform other community service. Award recipients receive a monthly stipend, dur ing the summer, of approximately $20,000 for this service. LFU will add two scholarships in 2003 and at least one annually, for the foreseeable future.

$90,000 MHS scholarships – The Marjorie & Albert Davidson Scholarship, sponsored by the Rev. Charles “Tommy” Davidson & wife Maureen as a memorial to his parents. Scholarships are awarded to two students who must maintain a B average or better throughout school to remain recipients. (Ongoing annual scholarship - began in 2001)

$180,000 educational scholarships – disbursed by the Headmistress and the administration on a “needs” basis to several students at the Mackenzie High School, from stipulated donated funds. (Ongoing annual program)

$640,000 Church Program for the Poor – stipulated donations to the Assemblies of God Church in Blueberry Hill, Wismar. (Ongoing program)

2 Scanners and 2 Computers donated, with the Watooka Day School to receive the Peter & Saldene Lyte computer donation. (Delivered in September 2002)

 
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