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Working Together

Dear Friend:

I would like to invite you to join the global team of “Friends of GEMS.”  This new and innovative concept is designed to engage St. Lucians and friends of St. Lucia in the socio-economic development of the island, during and beyond this COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

Saint Lucia is being affected by climate change and COVID-19, which impact vulnerable citizens. The Gems Youth, Agricultural and Wellness Village will reduce vulnerability through a model for community capacity building, strengthen the local economy, protect cultural identity and restore the ecological, social and economic wellbeing of the island. This self-sustainable agricultural and wellness village will enrich the local economy, increase food security and the educational outcomes of the youth. We will document the development and implementation of this program so that it can be replicated in different locations. This will be a partnership including various stakeholders.

This will present you with opportunities to understand this dynamic industry, visit places and interact with a diverse range of cultures. Whether you are a professor, student, entrepreneur or professional, there is an opportunity for you to contribute to the development of Saint Lucia by promoting and marketing the Village and all its products to your friends, colleagues, family and neighbor. In addition, you will be provided with business cards with your special code to identify you as the referral.

There are numerous benefits to being a “Friend of GEMS,” as outlined below.

  • Member of a dynamic project and exposure to the experiences of visitors to Saint Lucia's Wellness industry

  • Active and measurable role in the development of the Agricultural and Wellness industries in Saint Lucia

  • Direct contributor to job creation in Saint Lucia

  • Jobs for relatives and friends in Saint Lucia mean less reliance on remittances

  • Less reliance on remittances means more investment funds available for you to invest in Saint Lucia and globally

  • Enhanced the image of Saint Lucia as a destination with highly nutritious foods

  • Reduction in the food import bill and the development of a healthier society

  • Reduction in the amount of leakages as a result of decreased marketing funds from Saint Lucia

Take a few minutes to fill in the GEMS survey and send us your contact information. We will only use your information for the purpose of the GEMS initiative. We will contact you and provide the necessary material to you.

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