Antigua and Barbuda New York Office makes significant donation to Mentorship initiative


The Antigua and Barbuda Associations United is now the beneficiary of a generous donation of eight computer systems that will be used in an initiative geared at preparing students for their future roles as professionals and business leaders.  

The donation of the eight Dell Latitude 5430 (5000 Series) computers was handed over to members of the association by Antigua and Barbuda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Walton Webson during a brief ceremony last week. 


The funds to purchase the systems were raised during the annual Independence Gala and Awards hosted by the New York Offices last year and will be used by the Association in expanding its Mentorship Programme.  


The Independence Gala was well attended by Antiguans and Barbudans and attracted the generous support of a selfless group of sponsors to include American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Arton Capital, the Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority – USA, Giselle Bru, Ambassador Hanna Akar, the Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit, American Airlines, Premier Beverages, ABS Radio and Television and Pointe Express. 

“We cannot say enough by way of gratitude to our donors who went out of their way to sponsor the gala.

It is deeply satisfying that as a result of their contribution we can present these systems to the Antigua and Barbuda Associations United so they can continue their work in positively impacting the young minds of our nation,” stated Ambassador Webson.  

On hand to receive the donation were President of the Association Andy Howell and some of its other members including Gina Philip, Helenmay Bady, Alexander Howell and Alexandera Mays.   

“We are very grateful for the support of the New York Offices of Antigua and Barbuda,” said Andy Howell.

“Their efforts and contribution will help students in Antigua and Barbuda continue learning and preparing for the future, like any other youth in the world.” 

Antigua and Barbuda Associations United (ABAU) is presently the umbrella organization for over twenty-five (25) non-profit organizations in the northeast United States.

The organization was founded in January 2006 with a mission to strengthen and unify Antigua and Barbuda community

organizations throughout the United States so they can enhance the lives of Antiguans and Barbudans at home and abroad. 

The mission of the ABAU Mentoring Program is to create a positive educational and financial culture that empowers secondary school students in Antigua and Barbuda with the tools to make informed choices. 

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Gala and organisers have decided to make the Antigua and Barbuda Students Association the 2023 beneficiary of their fundraising efforts.

The gala will be held at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle on Saturday November 18th and will feature the Original Burning Flames, which has emerged as a consistent feature and partner to the event.

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