"When poverty, violence and disease are discussed, no one thinks about the Caribbean. It's just a place to vacation and sit in the sun. People don't know that St. Lucia has one of the highest rates of diabetes per capita in the world. They look at the bare feet of the children playing soccer in the street and don't realize it's because they have no shoes. It's my mission to expand awareness and aid for these issues which equally affect the Caribbean, especially for the children and youth." -Taj Weekes
TOCO has launched its latest enrichment program - TOCO Permaculture, an all-encompassing program that uses the benefits of permaculture to address the nutritional needs of children across the Caribbean. TOCO Permaculture will focus on 3 specific initiatives – TOCO Permaculture School Garden, TOCO Permaculture Community Garden and TOCO Children’s Public Park.
This summer, Taj Weekes participated in his first mission as UNICEF Champion for Children in St. Lucia. Accompanied by UNICEF representatives Khin-Sandi Lwin and Patrick Knight, Weekes attended various media events and site visits.
Taj Weekes and Friends give back to St. Lucia's youth at TOCO Holiday Party
The three sister islands of Saint Lucia, Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines (located in the Eastern Caribbean) have just emerged from the most harrowing and tragic Christmas ever – one that they could not possibly have anticipated.
St. Lucian Artiste and Humanitarian Donates Over 200 Athletic Shoes to Secondary Schools in St. Lucia
Internationally renowned St. Lucian reggae artiste and humanitarian Taj Weekes donated over 200 pairs of athletic shoes to children in need in St. Lucia.
A man of great musical talents, Taj Weekes is also a man of great character. His work bringing aid to children in the Caribbean is one of the many ways that he gives back to the world. As an internationally renowned performer Taj takes the stage as a brilliant musician and also as a voice for the people.