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…with Wish Upon A Star initiative
Children who have special needs are now given an opportunity to have their wishes granted as the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security launched its Christmas initiative: ‘Wish Upon A Star’.
“We want to reach out to children that are terminally ill; children who suffer from disabilities; children who lost their parents, children who suffer from psychological trauma, children who never had the opportunity to enjoy something they need or really wish for that one gift that would make them incredibly happy,” subject Minister Dr. Vindhya Persaud disclosed noting that the campaign targets children with special needs
The Ministry has placed ‘Wish Upon A Star’ mailboxes at three of its locations in Georgetown and probation offices in Regions 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 and 10.
To fulfill the requests, the Ministry will be engaging a number of companies and entities to make the children’s wishes become reality. In light of this, children between the ages of 4 and 15 are encouraged to write “to say what he or she needs.
“Our wish is to make a child very happy during this festive season, by making their wishes come through. Children look forward to this time of the year,” Minster Persaud added.
The deadline for handwritten letters, inclusive of contact information and home address, is Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12 noon.