November 30, 2007
Sir Frederick to host party for children with disabilities

The National Society of Persons with Disabilities, in collaboration with the National Disability Awareness committee, is celebrating National Disability Awareness Month during December.{{more}}

A number of activities has been planned for the month which has as its theme “Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Promotion and Inclusion”.

On Saturday, December 1, the Governor-General and Patron of the National Society of Persons with disAbilities Sir Frederick Ballantyne will host 78 children with disabilities at a Christmas Party.

The children will be drawn from seven organizations and institutions serving children with disabilities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, including St. Benedict’s Children Home and Bread of Life Children’s Home. Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) will present Christmas gifts to the children.

On Monday, December 3, the committee will join their International body in celebrating International Day of the Disabled, under the theme: “Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities”.

The National Disability Awareness Committee is inviting the general public to join in the motorcade from Calliaqua at 9:00 a.m. to Heritage Square, Kingstown, for a Grand Rally in solidarity of Right of Persons with Disabilities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

A Church Service, an Open Day and a School Awareness Programme are also planned for the month.