Ag. Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Telephone: 468-3701 ext. 852 7742
Clients and students of the Autism Centre, Rainbow Children Home and BVI Services were gifted with a new playground donated by Unite BVI.
Head of the Disabilities Division, Lorna Dawson said that while the centre continues to rebuild, it continues to provide service to its clients on a one-on-one basis as oppose to the usual camps.
“They come and they look out the window and ask when will they get back their playground and they have been seeing the work that has been going on. There is still a lot of work to do and a lot of finishing touches but it is here,” Ms. Dawson said.
Unite BVI representative, Ms. Lauren Keil said, “After the hurricanes, there was so much destruction. I think that this playground symbolises that we, through our strength of community and the kindness that arose as we came together to take care of one another, that there is new hope.”
The playground was designed and built by Mitch Lederman of Ramsay Construction. It was dedicated by Pastor Winston Salmon on April 5.
Persons who are interested in donating towards the rebuilding efforts of the Autism Centre and Rainbow Children Home are asked to telephone 468-3672.
For more information on Child Abuse Prevention and Autism Awareness Month, interested persons can telephone 468-3636 or like the Facebook pages @BVIAutismCentre and @BreakthesilenceVI.
The Ministry of Health and Social Development aspires to provide a caring and integrated system of health and social services that facilitates the recovery of human development and quality of life in the British Virgin Islands.
Photographs are attached:
Photo Caption 1 of 2: Pictured are officials from the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Autism Centre, Unite BVI Representatives, Ramsey Construction and friends of the area during the dedication of the new playground on April 5, 2019. (Photo Credit: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS)
Photo Caption 2 of 2: The new playground gifted to the clients and students of the Autism Centre, Rainbow Children Home and BVI Services. (Photo Credit: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS)