Over the past week we have been working with President of Voice of the Disabled Mrs Cheryl Adams to deliver much needed support to those most vulnerable who are not able to access resources on their own.
Mrs Adams, a visually impaired teacher at the School for Children with Special Needs in Georgetown has helped us to identify the most urgent needs and challenges facing persons living with a disability in the north-eastern part of the country.
The Trust had made an initial donation of food items including snacks, juices, and canned food. This week, the organisation will receive further assistance to help with food care packages and personal hygiene.
We remain committed to our mandate to provide assistance to those often left behind. The UK-SVG Friendship Trust will lead the charge working with the third sector to meet the needs of those displaced and impacted by the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano.
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2 months ago today the La Soufrière Volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines erupted and started a sequence of events that displaced many and caused a crisis across the islands. Today our ambassador Donna Fraser looks back at what we have done with your help to #SupportSVG and also looks ahead whilst expressing how vital it is that we keep up momentum and not forget that our islands still need our help.
Please watch the video, share and continue to #BeVocalforSVG.
The UK-SVG Friendship Trust is delighted to be partnering with a local football club in St. Vincent called Je Belle FC. As partners we will support 75 children under the age of 13 as part of our psycho-social programme. The male and female footballers, all of whom are from the red zones will receive two years of support initially.
Help us by purchasing football boots suitable for hard grass surface. The details of what is required is in the image above.
You can ship directly to:
UK SVG FRIENDS
173 ST. NICHOLAS AVE
So help us get our young Vincentians active and engaged in Team sport so that they receive vital psycho-social support!
We are committed to the young people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines! So we were delighted to team up with Summer Crash Academy Inc to provide psycho-social support to 7–12 year old children, who have been impacted or displaced due to the volcanic eruptions of La Soufriere.
Summer Crash Academy Incorporated is an organization that offers structured programs designed to meet the humanistic and psychological developmental needs of children. Their mobile workshops are essential psycho-social support to help the children. During the program students were kept meaningfully and gainfully occupied in creative arts and interactive presentations with the facilitator. Parents were also given tips on how to monitor their children whilst online.
The mobile workshops took place over a period of four days and was held at the following locations; Kingstown Preparatory School, Bethel High School, Buccament Bay Secondary and the Barrouallie Government School.
Children were exposed to a wealth of information which they can utilize not only for the present circumstance; but during the tenure of their lives. They learnt various skills and were actively engaged in the crafts they were taught. The facilitators were versed in specific areas and were creative with their approach; as well as producing items with the resources which were available. All resources were well managed and the children and parents were appreciative of this initiative. This is just one initiative that shows that together we can do so much more!
We will be announcing more initiatives over the coming weeks as we endeavour to keep our donors informed of how the Trust is supporting St. Vincent.
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