January 5, 2007

Hope coming for underprivileged children

Thanks to the Salvation Army and the Lions Club, 30 underprivileged children from across St Vincent and the Grenadines will feel a little less lonely and a lot more hope during this New Year with the construction of a national children’s home.

The first phase is expected to cost $1.5 million.

Major Henry King of the Salvation Army said that the home will be constructed in Cane Grove where the lands have already been acquired.{{more}} It will house children between birth and 17 years. It will also consist of a day care and preschool center for children who are not eligible to enter primary school.

The Salvation Army and the Lions’ Club are also considering sending persons who would be caring for the children overseas to study Social Development. The goal is that this will allow them to be better equipped to deal with the children at the center.Major King who took over the helm of the Salvation Army last August said that the home is one of the priority items for the charitable organization.

The army is one of the major contributors to help for the poor and needy persons in St Vincent and the Grenadines.