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One Eleuthera invests in health

The non-profit organization, One Eleuthera Foundation, has successfully completed its first wellness camp on the Family Island and has plans to run another one next month. Pictured: Participants of the Step Up to Health: 6 Weeks to Wellness/Fitness Boot Camp (Photos courtesy One Eleuthera Foundation). 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

OEFThe One Eleuthera Foundation is celebrating the success of its latest venture—a health and wellness boot camp that attracted over 100 participants.

One Eleuthera is a non-profit organization, launched this year, that funds projects on the island. It channels investment into education, heritage and culture, economic development, environmental sustainability and health and wellness.

As part of its work in the latter sector, the foundation developed the Step Up to Health: 6 Weeks to Wellness/Fitness Boot Camp, which began in September and encouraged Eleutherans to make lifestyle changes to improve their health.

Participants were offered nutritional counselling, exercise sessions, cooking classes and workshops.

XXXXXXAccording to One Eleuthera chief executive officer Shaun Ingraham the Bahamas government spends more than $250 million each year on environmental and healthcare expenses for Bahamians. He wants the foundation to help reduce this figure, freeing up more funds for education and infrastructure.

“More money is spent on healthcare in this country than anything else,” he said at the camp’s closing ceremony. “One Eleuthera wants to bring those numbers down. If we were to take care of ourselves better, the country would have more money to spend on proper roads and proper schools.”

The next Wellness Boot Camp takes place November 12.


Watch a video of panelists discussing Winning Strategies for Caribbean Competitiveness recently posted online by the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

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