I am sure that you will agree with me that we are punching way above our weight as an organization with very little financial resources. The work we do give real expression to the term “mi likkle but mi talawa”. One thing I am certain, we have in abundance is hope and expectation. This has become part of our spring-board which as enabled us to launch a number of significant pieces of work.
I am one of the founders of FOTC and proud of our existence, resilience and relevance to continue serving the local and wider communities, it’s open to everyone.
Our schools, workplaces and country increasingly consists of various cultural, racial and ethnic groups so we need to have a level of understanding about each other in order to work together.
There’s value when we can help a child to attend their chosen school, mentor disadvantaged children and the elderly to access services. I care too much to sit back and do nothing .
Ivan Palmer ( My father)
A confident, well-balanced individual with extensive administrative and secretarial experience at senior management level; showing enthusiasm and initiative in all aspects of work. Being positive and outgoing allows her to communicate her knowledge clearly and precisely.
Lay minister, College Lecturer, Radio presenter and Neuro linguistic practitioner; Bertram Reid has always found himself in the business of personal change and transformation; whether in Church, education, or in his personal life.
Bert has fifteen years’ experience as a mentor and ran mentoring programmes in a range of different settings, i.e. schools, churches, prisons, youth offending services as well as being commissioned by the local authority to run programmes targeting young people at risk of serious youth crime.
I am a MK based photographer, with a love of people, community and stories we all have to tell. This being reflected in my photography and the projects I undertake. For me FOTC is more than just an organisation, it is a family membership focused on the successful outcomes for its members, local community and Milton Keynes.
― Maya Angelou
As chairman and founding member of FOTC, I am extremely proud of our achievements, especially our supplementary education and mentoring programs, since inception over 12 years ago. With four of my five children benefitting from tertiary study and the youngest still in high school, education has always been important to us. Today we can claim a graduate from LSE at Master's Level, a child at Medical school with the other two at Drama and Vet schools. I work tirelessly to ensure they understand and appreciate their Caribbean heritage.