Nevis: The Nevis Island Administration made a financial presentation of $5,000 today to the lead and founder of Nevis CBR Advocates, Dr Glenville Liburd.
The Organization formally started in 2019 and their long-term goal is to raise funds for a rehabilitation Centre which will offer support to persons with disabilities and senior citizens.
This morning, Nevis handed over the ceremony of the funds to support the CBR Advocates Nevis Summer Camp for persons living with disabilities- reach out to the team if they have questions and/or need assistance with registration.
The Minister of Health Gender Affairs and Social Empowerment Minister Jahnel Nisbett, made the contribution to Nevis CBR on behalf of NIA and pledged the support of Gender Affairs going forward.
The Minister is delighted to work in partnerships particularly with organizations that will bring fruitful benefits that support the work under Social Empowerment.
In receipt of the donation Dr Glenville Liburd spoke about the vision of Nevis CBR advocates. Their mission statement is to bring persons with disabilities out of the shadows and into the light.
He added that their motto is Transforming lives through inclusion and participation. He is grateful and ensures that the funds will be put to great use at the start of their summer Camp 2023. He is hopeful that the Ministry will continue to assist and support the cause.
Nevis CBR Advocates have ongoing projects such as the Horticultural therapy Project which will provide an avenue where persons with disabilities and seniors may become engaged in meaningful life enhancing activities.
The Organization is very active in the communities throughout Nevis sharing awareness through many worthy activities, including a garage sale on World Disabilities Day, an ongoing radio program on 20/20 vision radio – Out of the Shadow into the light.
For further information or how to become involved, people can contact Chairperson Lavinia Wilson at 765 /4224 or Funder Dr. Glenville Liburd 662 5187.
For persons living with disabilities they have their daily struggles and are often excluded from decisions that affect their lives. Another major challenge the group face is the perception that people have of them.
The Department of Gender Affairs Nevis understands that persons living with disabilities are survivors who have the skills and abilities that make them valuable contributors to the Federation.