Arielle plans entire week to highlight concerns of SVG’s disabled

Press release

Ms. Arielle Ollivierre, the St Vincent Brewery’s sponsored Contest #5, in the upcoming Miss SVG Pageant, is spearheading a campaign for greater awareness for the hearing and speech impaired.

According to Miss Ollivierre, “The SVG Beauty Shows Committee has mandated that all eight contestants plan and executive a one week community project on a selected theme as part of their preparations for the pageant. My focus in on Advocacy for the disabled (hearing and speech impaired): Different but Able, silently signing and striving.”

“Sponsorship for this project is being provided by the General Employee Cooperative Credit Union(GECCU),” Ms. Olliviere added.

The activities for the week of September 18th to the 24th , 2022.

On Sunday September 18th, a Fund Raiser FUN DAYwas held from 2.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. at the Stubbs Playing Field.

Today, Monday, September 19, a sign language session was held from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. with public officers at the Ministerial Building.

On Tuesday, September 20, a sign language session will be held from 11:00 a.m. to noon at the St Clair Dacon Secondary School and the Stubbs Primary School.

On Wednesday, September 21, another sign language session will be held from 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the Stubbs Poly Clinic and the Stubbs Police Station.

On Thursday, September 22, a sign language session will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon involving the St Clair Dacon Secondary and the Stubbs Primary.

On Friday September 23, an International Sign Language Day Exhibition will be held from 9.00 a.m. to noon at the General Post Office Gallery in Kingstown.

Activities will culminate on Saturday, September 24 with visits to homes of hearing and speech impaired persons from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

“#5TeamArielle looks forward to the support of the public in this disability awareness campaign,” the press release added.

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