The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) through funding by the Canadian Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Fund (CCDRMF) will be upgrading ten (10) Emergency shelters throughout the island.
The project which will cost CAN$100,000 and will involve the building of ramps and toilet facilities to ease access for people living with disabilities.
The beneficiaries include Pearls Community Center and St. Andrew Anglican Secondary School in St. Andrew, St. Theresa’s R.C. and Westerhall Secondary in the parish of St. David, in St. George the Bethel Methodist Church, Marian Prototype Shelter and the New Hampshire Community Center, St. John’s Christian Secondary School for that parish and the Mt. Rich and River Sallee Community Centers in the northern parish of St. Patrick.
The project will be launched in February, when a team from the funding agency is expected here on island, with an estimated completion period of 3 months for construction.
Work will start immediately following the launch on the community centers, while construction at schools selected will be completed during the Easter break.
The project falls under the Caribbean Emergency Disaster Management Agency (CDEMA’s) objective of comprehensive Disaster Management which takes into consideration everyone’s needs especially the most vulnerable.