The Care Project – a home for physically and mentally challenged children – received welcomed donations yesterday, valued at approximately, $10,000 from the Antigua Village and home owners.
According to Acting General Manager of the Antigua Village, Samantha McKay, the organisation plans to continue to fulfill its promise made to the Care Project facilitators in March when they had made another donation.
“The Antigua Village donated resources to the Care Project earlier this year and we said that we would make additional donations amounting to $10,000,” McKay said. She added, “Sometimes we take children for granted, sometimes we are not aware of what happens in the community dealing with disable children.”
Merle Odlum, who is also a representative of Antigua Village, told OBSERVER media, “It is a great pleasure that we are playing a greater part in the [betterment] of other communities in the country.”
Some of the donations included clothing, a wheel chair, and toiletries.
Meanwhile, Operations Manager of the Care Project, Walton Edwards in thanking the donors, said, “We appreciate these resources that have been given to us and we hope that this is not the end. From what I am seeing this donation will last us for a month so it is a good thing.”
The Care Project is a government facility that provides a home and basic care for physically and mentally challenged children of Antigua and Barbuda. The Project is currently housed in the paediatric ward at the old Holberton Hospital. The residents suffer from a range of illnesses and conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Hydrocephalus, blindness, seizures and among other physical constraints and neurological diseases.