Scotiabank Supports Barbados Association for Children with Intellectual Challenges with $15,000 Donation
Scotiabank has donated $15,000 to the Barbados Association for Children with Intellectual Challenges’ (BACIC) Respite Care Program, which is conducted through the Association’s Challenor School. The School provides an environment that is most conducive to the learning abilities of children between the ages of five through eighteen years who may have various learning disabilities such as attention deficit disorder, Down syndrome and autism.
The Respite Care Program aims to provide care to children during relief times for their caregivers. The children will be engaged in activities during this time, facilitated by nursery aides and other trained personnel. The Program includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy.
Dr. Jennifer Campbell Paediatrician and President of the Board of Directors of BACIC indicated “We are committed to providing services to children and young adults across Barbados who are mentally challenged. We aim to empower young Barbadians with disabilities through skills development to help them live their lives as normal as possible. We’re appreciative of Scotiabank’s contribution and their commitment to young people.
“We’re certainly pleased to be able to contribute to the BACIC. We believe they are doing some much needed work with young people with learning challenges, providing opportunities to them so that they can achieve their full potential“ stated David Parks – Managing Director, Caribbean East, Scotiabank.