“We are excited to receive it because we volunteer totally. We realized that the children on St. Croix deserve the best, and that is what we are dedicated to give them: the best experience of children’s museum just like they have all over the world,” said Winifred Loving, president and founder of the Children’s Museum of St. Croix.
Loving added that the grant will be used to help the organization coordinate pop-up exhibitions at community events, where children and families can engage in hands-on learning activities together. Those activities include making playdough or slime, creating designs with seeds from local plants, printing with fruits and vegetables, designing and writing books, and painting calabash. The museum’s activities and programs impact about 500 participants and their families on St. Croix.
“Through these activities, children can explore, create, discover, solve problems and have fun while learning about science, math, engineering, technology and the arts. That is always at the heart of what we do,” Loving said.
“Supporting the arts and children’s education is very important to us at Liberty. This is why we chose The Children’s Museum of St. Croix as one of our grantees this year,” said Bala Balakrishnan, general manager for Liberty VI. “Children thrive when they have access to educational opportunities, especially when they are fun. The Children’s Museum makes learning experiences accessible to all children on St. Croix by bringing their programs to them. We believe this organization provides a valuable service, and we want to ensure they can continue offering these opportunities to St. Croix children.”
Founded in 2017, the Children’s Museum of St. Croix offers a multi-faceted, interactive, creative space for children and families to discover a variety of learning opportunities inherent in play.
Liberty Foundation will continue to help the Children’s Museum of St. Croix and other nonprofit organizations in the USVI throughout 2023. Since November 2020, Liberty and Liberty Foundation have invested $277,500 and impacted 22 organizations that offer services in the areas of education, social well-being and health, arts and environmental protection to underserved populations throughout the USVI.
Liberty Latin America, Liberty VI’s parent company, is a leading communications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under consumer brands such as Flow, Liberty and BTC, among others.