CLF honored at inaugural Humanitarian Awards in Barbados
CLF received the Humanitarian Award on National Heroes Day
The Clara Lionel Foundation is honored to have received the Humanitarian Award from the government of Barbados. Monica Fenty, CLF Board Member, accepted the award on behalf of CLF on National Heroes Day, April 28, 2022, in the presence of Prime Minister Mia Mottley. Jessie Schutt-Aine, CLF Board Member, also attended the ceremony.
Additionally, this year Rihanna celebrated her first anniversary as a National Hero of Barbados, an honor she received in 2021. “What an absolute honor to be amongst such great men and women who have come before me and held this title in commitment to our nation! I will forever cherish these memories and continue to represent the Bajan people and my home Barbados to the fullest!!” she reflected on Instagram.
Since CLF’s inaugural project, the founding of the Clara Braithwaite Center of Oncology and Nuclear Medicine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados, CLF’s work in Barbados has included annual support for six local schools and nonprofits with funding for youth development projects and academic programs, an annual scholarship program for Barbadian students to pursue higher education, support during the pandemic with the provision of ventilators, renewable cold chain storage for vaccines and 4,000 tablets for students, continued support of QEH and the Barbados Family Planning Association, and various climate resilience initiatives at schools and hospitals.
CLF was selected to receive the Humanitarian Award alongside other Barbadians including many frontline responders who served during the pandemic. This was the inaugural year for the Awards.