In the spring of 2010, Carla Pescini, an Italian residing in London, was relaxing on a beach on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Little did she know that she was about to embark on an adventure which would change her life. The ability to look at problems and find ingenious solutions is not only a powerful healing tool but also an essential building block in constructing futures more filled with purpose and hope.In the subsequent months, Carla’s idea would begin taking shape.
She decided on the name Rainbow Bridge Project to represent all the bridges connecting the rich and the poor, black and white, St. Lucia with the rest of the world, and, on a more spiritual level, the bridge between Mother Nature and human beings.
We selected the Aux Leon Community because its residents seemed even more disadvantaged than the rest. Our inspiration stemmed from the tremendous potential of young people in all forms of art, especially visual and literary arts. It is no coincidence that St. Lucia has the highest number of Nobel Laureates per capita: to often, the children are unable to attend school because the family cannot afford the transportation and the snacks.