SVG-Toronto Support Group reaches out to Diamond Government School
A number of school and computer supplies were recently handed over to the staff and students of the Diamond Government School by the SVG-Toronto Support Group.
The donation came about as a result of collaboration between the Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit (RIDU) and the group.
On hand to witness the event, which took place earlier this month, was newly appointed director of RIDU, Allan Alexander. Alexander said that RIDU intends to be more engaging with the Vincentian diaspora, which continues to show interest in contributing to communities throughout St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).
He also urged the staff and students to make full use of the supplies.
Evans Bernard John, a founding member of the SVG Toronto Support Group, said the group is very active and wholly committed to giving back to this country. He noted that, recently, the group donated CDN$2,400 to the School for Children with Special Needs.
John added that the five-year-old organization has also collaborated with the Lions Club South of SVG and has shipped barrels with food items to be donated to 12 needy families for this Christmas season.
Acting principal of the school Hannah Harry says the items are welcomed at this time and the staff and students will ensure the items are used and incorporated into the classrooms. Harry thanked RIDU and the SVG-Toronto Support Group for the contribution.
The Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit continues to urge diaspora organizations to become engaged in the development of small communities and by extension, St Vincent and the Grenadines.