FCCA FoundationContributes to Establishment of Inspiration Center for Special Envoy for Women & Children
Pembroke Pines, FL. (June 14, 2013) The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation is proud to announce its assistance of an important project spearheaded by Special Envoy for Women & Children in collaboration with NGO and CARE-Belize.
This crucial undertaking-the establishment of the Inspiration Center-will provide a setting and specialized services to children with special needs, catering to children 0-16 years old and prioritizing those with disabilities. It will also promote specific programs for children withlimited opportunities for optimal development and foster the inclusion of all children in a stimulating environment, addressing their needs, challenges, interests, talents and aspirations with services such as physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, psychological care and social work.
To support this vital cause, the FCCA Foundation donated $25,000 to help continue the construction already underway. The Foundation is proud to have the opportunity to contribute to this essential project, as its mandate is to better the lives of citizens in need throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, especially for children's causes. In its 20 years, theFoundation has impacted thousands of lives and provided over $3 million in funding to a variety of organizations and causes like this.
The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 19 Member Lines operating over 100 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters. Created in 1972, the FCCA’s mandate is to provide a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issue and to develop bilateral relationships with destinations’ private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com, the FCCA on Facebook, and @FCCAupdates on Twitter.