The initiative, a collaboration between the Rotary club of St. Martin Sunrise and the Participant Foundation, is to refurbish the existing playground at EWP to realize a vibrant children’s playground and Family recreational space at the Park. There are currently few public playgrounds and very limited facilities on the island catered to outdoor activities which the whole family could enjoy, particularly children.
 

Last Saturday saw 40+ volunteers from the island, through SXM DOET, volunteer their time to begin the work refurbishing Emilio Wilson Park playground built by the Rotary club of St. Martin Sunrise some 11 years ago in 2004.

 

The initiative, a collaboration between the Rotary club of St. Martin Sunrise and the Participant Foundation, is to refurbish the existing playground at EWP to realize a vibrant children’s playground and Family recreational space at the Park. There are currently few public playgrounds and very limited facilities on the island catered to outdoor activities which the whole family could enjoy, particularly children.

 

There is still so much more to be done but funds are limited. The Participant Foundation has initiated a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to complete the Playground at the park. Participant Foundation founder, Zahira Marmar Hilliman, stresses the importance of community participation in building the park. “We believe that the people of a community should be active participants in building that community. We have started to physically build it together already. Now we need to put our financial resources together to do what a few alone cannot do. We believe that the people and businesses of St. Marten have among us the resource to do this collectively”.

 

The Participant Foundation is calling on the community to “participate” and help raise funds to build our Playground and Family Recreation area at our Emilio Wilson Park. “No amount is too small but don't think small, think big!”

 

Individuals interested in donating towards building the children’s playground can give to the online Indiegogo generosity campaign Fundraiser ID: 1663471 or make a payment or transfer directly into Participant account at WIB with a note : EWP playground donation.

 

WIB Account Numbers for Participant Foundation:

 

USD 81040304 WIB

FLS  81040402 WIB

 

 

Foundation founder, Zahira Marmar Hilliman, President Marcellia Henry, Service Director Agnes Kapoor, Rtn. Valda Woodley-Hazel