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Human Rights Association, Marion House & NGOs pledge monetary contribution to Guadalupe Home

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The St Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association mourns today with the Catholic Diocese of Kingstown, the Management, Staff and Occupants of the Guadalupe Home for Girls as they ponder on the destruction of their sacred, prestigious and much needed girls’ home founded by the St Joseph of Cluny Sisters, more specifically Sr Patricia Ann Douglas; deceased Principal of the St Joseph’ Convent, Mesopatamia whose brainchild it was to establish the home.

During Sr Pat’s term of office at the SJC Mespo, she ensured that the girls that became pregnant remained in school or were able to return to continue their education after giving birth. In those days, the children were accommodated at the St Benedict’s Day Care & Nursery while the girls progressed educationally, socially, spiritually conscious that their children were well taken care of. Girls were also allowed to visit and to take their children during Easter, Summer and Christmas vacations to encourage bonding and building relationships.

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association takes this opportunity to partner with Marion House; the Catholic agency that visits the girls each Wednesday to dialogue and provide therapeutic sessions and any other Government or NGO to provide much needed support and services to the girls during this trying point in their individual and collective lives, as the Lenten journey continues.

The SVG Human Rights Association, Marion House and the Network of NGOs also commit to pledge a monetary contribution of EC$2000 each towards the rebuilding of this strategic, pertinent, critical Catholic Home, in the interest of Youths, particularly Young Women’ social, educational, spiritual and economic/sustainable development/empowerment.

May God continue to watch over all those who relate and work with the institution, thus fulfilling Sr Pat’ Vision of a “wholistic second chance for Young Women”.

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