Bahamas Lotus is a Nonprofit Organization established to provide assistance, training and resources for the growth and development of individuals and families. BL provides support services and assistance with employment, economic needs, social needs, psychosocial needs, personal enhancement and family development to individuals living throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and Bahamians living abroad. Our mission is to build resilient individuals and families by helping them to reduce risk traits and use protective factors and interventions to empower themselves and produce stronger families and safer communities.
Did you know that the Lotus flower has a life cycle like no other flower? With its roots based in mud, it submerges every night into murky river water, and undeterred by its dirty environment it miraculously re-blooms the next morning without residue on its petals. The lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above unsoiled. Like the Lotus flower, the volunteers, families and communities that may become recipients of Bahamas Lotus services, will rise out of their vulnerable and marginalized conditions to tap into their gifts, elevate their circumstances and collectively advance their environments. Here at BL we are Building Resilient Communities, One Child, One Person, One Family at a Time.
On Monday, November 16th, 2020, Bahamas Lotus (BL) Non-Profit Organization (NPO) #366, was officially granted Non-Profit, status under the Commonwealth of The Bahamas Non-Profit Organizations Act 2019 (No. 25 of 2019 Section 7). Bahamas Lotus formerly called Gapseed, was founded on July 5th, 2018. BL began its work by assisting individuals with filling out forms, writing resumes and providing financial support for groceries and educational supplies. Following Hurricane Dorian and during the Covid-19 pandemic, Bahamas Lotus services expanded, to providing support/aid with employment, economic needs, social needs, and self-development.
The Organization is designed for individuals and families who need assistance and guidance to strengthen social, cultural and economic progress. BL intends to achieve its mission by the following:
i. parental resilience,
ii. social connections,
iii. economic empowerment,
iv. psycho-social supports in times of need,
v. knowledge of parenting and child development, and
vi. social and emotional competence for children.
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