A number of school and computer supplies were over officially to the staff and students of the Diamond Government School from the overseas-based SVG-Toronto Support Group on Thursday, 16th November.
The supplies came about as a result of collaboration between the Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit (RIDU), and the Group.
On hand to witness the event was newly appointed Director of RIDU, Mr. Allan Alexander. Mr. Alexander said that RIDU intends to be more engaging with the Vincentian Diaspora, which continues to show interest in contributing to communities throughout Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
He also urged the staff and students to make full use of the supplies.
Founding Member of the SVG Toronto Support Group, Mr. Evans Bernard John, said that the group is very active and wholly committed to giving back to this country. He noted that as recent as last week, they donated Canadian $2,400.00 to the School for Children with Special Needs.
Mr. John added that the Five year old Organisation has also collaborated with the Lions Club South of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and has shipped barrels with food items to be donated to 12 needy families for this Christmas season.
Acting Principal of the School, Ms. Hannah Harry, said that the items are welcomed at this time and the staff and students will ensure the items are used and incorporated in the classrooms. Harry thanked RIDU and the SVG-Toronto Support Group for the contribution.
The Regional Integration and Diaspora Unit continues to urge Diaspora Organisations to become engaged in the development of small communities and by extension Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.