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Autism Centre, Rainbow Children’s Home gets new playground

United BVI, a nonprofit foundation based in the Virgin Islands (VI), have taken up the mantle to donate a new playground to the Autism Centre and the Rainbow Children’s Home. Photo: GIS
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: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS
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: Ronnielle Frazer/GIS
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – United BVI, a nonprofit foundation based in the Virgin Islands (VI), have taken up the mantle to donate a new playground to the Autism Centre and the Rainbow Children’s Home.

According to a release from the Government Information Service (GIS), Head of the Disabilities Division, Ms 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 opposed 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.

Community Strength

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 and was dedicated by Pastor Winston Salmon today, Friday, 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.

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