Persons living with disabilities are that much closer to benefitting from a facility that specifically caters to their needs, thanks to a financial contribution from the St. Vincent Building & Loan Association (SVBLA).
On Monday, 17th August, the SVBLA handed over a monetary donation to the President of Voice of the Disabled, Mrs. Cheryl Adams, at the corporate head office of the St. Vincent Building & Loan Association. Voice of the Disabled, a rural community-based non-profit organization, is pursuing the goal of establishing a Centre of Learning at the O ld San Souci Community Centre. The President, Mrs. Adams, expressed her delight and gratitude to the SVBLA and stated that the donation will go a long way in assisting with the labour cost and repairs needed for the facility, especially since financial support has been difficult to come by locally. She further added that the centre will offer sessions in Craft, the teaching of Braille, Information Technology as well as the teaching of Home Economics to disabled persons so they can be more independent in their homes.
The St. Vincent Building & Loan Association continues to focus on giving back to the Vincentian community. The public can have a glimpse of the work completed so far at the learning centre site by visiting the SVBLA social media pages over the next few days.
St. Vincent Building & Loan Association: Incorporated on July 04, 1941 but began operations on January 03, 1941, is owned and managed by Vincentians, for the benefit of Vincentians. Located at Halifax Street, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Association was founded with the intention of providing Vincentians with a means to practice thrift through regular, systematic savings and a way to experience the joy and pride of owning their own home. Today, the Association offers a range of services which include Loans, Deposits and Insurance products geared towards building lives one step at a time.