On 15 August 2011, a contingent of 13 U.S. Forward Operation Location (USFOL) personnel donated their time to mentor elementary age children at the FUIK community center.
The men and women of the U.S. FOL partnered with volunteers from the community center to help mentor children through games, school work and crafts. The 429th EOS Commander, LtCol Bailey, observed, “Spending time with the children at Fuik was absolutely inspiring – their energy and positivity are palpable and contagious.
The efforts made every day by Emma and her volunteers are worthy of our highest praise and respect – their dedication to the children here in Curacao will have enduring positive effects, and it was a pleasure and an honor to play even a small supportive role in their ongoing efforts.” The U.S. FOL personnel have been long-time advocates for the local community and this was yet another outstanding effort to promote the welfare of Curacao’s youngest members.