Monday 19 November, 2018

Barbadian Family to win home makeover!

"Home Sweet Home" TV Show launch.

"Home Sweet Home" TV Show launch.

Who will get that home makeover?

A deserving Barbadian family is in for a major home makeover just in time for Christmas this year.

This through an initiative dubbed 'Home Sweet Home', which was launched yesterday at the Grand Salle Barbados Central Bank.

Arawak Cement Company Limited in association with Harris Paints and Genesis Construction launched the “Arawak Cement Home Sweet Home Show,” which will be aired on CBC TV and online, starting in October.

Marketing Manager of Arawak Juan Bodeya said the concept speaks to their business of making cement that builds Barbadian homes, but also to their slogan – “Building a Stronger Barbados.”

He added that the company did not hesitate to say yes when they were contacted by Managing Director of SFa Communications Incorporated Alison Saunders, who is the producer of the show, noting that the initiative is a TV programme that is more than an entertaining and informative show. “It is a project that will assist a deserving Barbadian family in need with a complete makeover of their home,” he said.

Mr. Bodeya says beyond the give back to the family chosen, the project will also promote Barbadian products and services and broaden consumer education on the various aspects of building homes.

The competition which is regarded as one with a great humanitarian “spirit” also received kudos from Marlon Gittens, Project Manager Genesis Construction Limited and John Marshall Head of Harris Paints Barbados – both are platinum partners.

Managing Director of SFa Communications Incorporated Alison Saunders explained that the show allows Barbadians to nominate a deserving family for a major home makeover.

“The call for deserving homeowners begins Thursday, May 11th. Persons interested in nominating a family will need to fill out an application form giving details of the family in need. Nominees must be Barbadian citizens, own the property and the land and be willing to appear on television,” she explained.

A panel consisting of a representative of the Salvation Army, The Vagrants and Homeless Society, The Variety Club, The BAPR Poverty Assistance Fund and Ms Marilyn Rice Bowen will review the applications and facilitate the selection of the time to be made over. The show will be broadcast regionally and online.