"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
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.
Taj Weekes releases 4th CD, Pariah in Transit, with all proceeds from the sale of the album going to TOCO.
TOCO brought smiles to the faces of children in Haiti and St. Lucia through their annual TOCO Holiday Toy Drive. Throughout the month of December, the TOCO team delivered soccer balls and scooters to children of all ages.