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Miss World BVI Kirtis Kassandra Malone Continues to Support Autism Awareness in the VI

Miss World BVI Kirtis Kassandra Malone continued to exude “Beauty with a Purpose” as she once again stood in support of autism awareness in the BVI Community. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Miss World BVI Kirtis Kassandra Malone continued to exude “Beauty with a Purpose” as she once again stood in support of autism awareness in the BVI Community. Miss Malone was front and center at the Autism Programme Summer Camp Closing Ceremony, which marked the culmination of the Autism Centre’s first summer programme. The summer programme was structured to provide a creative outlet for those in our community living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

At the Closing Ceremony, Miss Malone, who is actively working with the business community to gain much needed financial and other assistance for the BVI Autism Centre, presented two brand new apple I-pads sponsored by 1st Bank Virgin Islands.  The I-pads donated will aid in the learning and development of participants in the autism programme.  Also supporting the cause was SHRM Trustees (BVI) Limited who also donated I-pads to the programme. 

Miss Lorna Dawson - Program Director, accepted the donations on behalf of the Centre and expressed her gratitude to First Bank and SHRM Trustees (BVI) Limited for their generous contribution to the BVI Autism Program.  She also reiterated her appreciation to Kassandra (Miss World BVI) for choosing to partner with the BVI Autism Centre in helping to raise funds and promote Autism Awareness. 

During the summer program, participants showed off their creativity by making various arts and crafts pieces, stretched their muscles with yoga exercises and went on various field trips throughout the Virgin Islands.  Participants in the programme as well as volunteers received participation certificates which were presented by Miss World BVI 2013. 

The Autism Centre was opened on Monday October 29, 2012 upstairs the Rainbow Children’s Home and is dedicated to supporting families affected by autism spectrum disorders.  Families wishing to seek assistance from the centre should contact them at telephone: 284 494 3701 ext: 3672/3675. 

Miss World BVI extends an open invitation to the entire BVI community to lend support to the BVI Autism Centre and ask that we all stand in solidarity for autism awareness.

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