Correction and clarification
The submission published last Sunday from Christine Staple-Ebanks titled 'One of the toughest years NEF' contained a paragraph which was not clear. It should have read:
We started the year hopeful with a number of programmes planned. However, we had to scale back considerably when funding dried up suddenly, due to cutbacks in corporate support and the overall poor economic conditions in the country.
Non-profit and charity organisations such as the Nathan Ebanks Foundation remain extremely vulnerable to changes in the economy, and in the absence of a backup plan many social programmes which we provided had to be cut.