Cooperation Foundations fund educational farmPOSTED: 07/3/12 1:17 PM
St. Maarten – Seaside Nature Park is going to set up a pet farm with miniature animals using a donation from Cooperating Foundations of the Dutch Caribbean. The intention is to create a low-cost activity area for children where they can learn about how to treat animals.
Alexandra van Luycken Halley of Intervision Foundation accepted the cheque for 24, 984 guilders from President of the Cooperating Foundations of the Dutch Caribbean Advisory Board in St. Maarten Angela Dekker. Halley explained that the money will finance the creation of a paddock where children will pet small bred chickens, goats, horses and work in a vegetable garden. Dekker said that Cooperating Foundations supported the initiative in order to give the island an inexpensive place where families can spend time with their children and children can learn about nature and have fun. The miniature farm is also self-sustainable.
Cooperation Foundations is the project’s second major sponsor. Prins Bernard Culture Fonds was also charmed by the initiative and has already granted the other half of the start-up costs.