About One Eleuthera

IT ALL STARTED WITH A SHARED VISION
 
In 2009 a diverse group of individuals, concerned about protecting Eleuthera’s natural resources, gathered to discuss a proposed out-of-scale development at Lighthouse Point, one of the most valuable natural resources in The Bahamas. In response to concerns, Michael Singer & Associates was engaged to develop a plan that would focus on sustainable economic, environmental and social development. Singer’s efforts blossomed into A Shared Vision for South Eleuthera that is steadily trickling to affect change throughout the entire island. One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) was built on the principles and ideals of this report.
WHO WE ARE
 
One Eleuthera Foundation is a non-profit development organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Led by a committed Board of Directors and Staff Members, OEF is an organic coming together of different community actors and organizations that have recognized the island's challenges, opportunities, and assets and have committed to developing a comprehensive, sustainable plan for Eleuthera. We represent a gathering of professionals and organizations that share a commitment to a future that is built on the responsible development of our island’s many assets.
OUR VISION
 
We recognize that Eleuthera has a unique opportunity to build an economy based on our unique and rich cultural and heritage assets. This requires moving from a fragmented development approach to creating a structured plan that makes the natural and relevant links among communities and projects, measures success through monitoring and evaluation, and addresses any implementation challenges. The role of OEF in all of this is to connect people and organizations to the resource needed to find, develop or expand projects and activities that will allow Eleuthera and Eleutherans to be successful. 
FROM VISION TO ACTION
 
OEF’s goal is to strengthen the Eleuthera community by identifying and investing in high quality projects that further its economic, environmental and social development. Key to achieving this goal is connecting organizations and people to the necessary resources for them to be effective in their work.

Our focus is on effecting systemic change and it is for this reason that we undertake such diverse and in-depth projects. We know that by implementing key programs and supporting our partners and other non-profits in carrying out their work, the community of Eleuthera will benefit immensely and become a more productive, self-sufficient island.

Projects fall under one or more of our 5 keys areas which include Education, Health and Wellness, Economic Development, Environment and Culture and Heritage. Click here to find out more about our projects.

Latest News

OEF Intern Profile: Meet India Sands

Charismatic, outgoing, affectionate and intelligent are just a few words that describe her. Twenty-one-year-old native Eleutheran, Judy India Sands was a 2017 Summer Intern with the One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF). She was born and raised in North Palmetto Point, Eleuthera by her grandmother, Enid Cooper.

Alfred Sears Shares his Powerful Story During a Book Tour on Eleuthera.

Eleuthera, Bahamas--On Saturday, August 12th, Eleuthera served as the second stop for Mr. Alfred Sears’ nationwide book tour. The book signing event which drew a moderate and, enthusiastic crowd was held on the picturesque patio of The South Eleuthera Mission.

Working Together for a Healthier “We”

 

Eleuthera, Bahamas--On Saturday August 19th the Bahamas AIDS Foundation hosted an Adherence Management seminar which included HIV/ AIDS 101 on the island of Eleuthera. The initiative is an ongoing project by the AIDS Foundation and is being funded by a grant from CARICOM.

A Shared Vision

The Shared Vision for South Eleuthera, which was first commissioned by Friends of Lighthouse Point to develop a sustainable plan for Lighthouse Point and other special heritage and conservation sites on Eleuthera, inspired the formation of One Eleuthera.

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