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HIV group cleans shelter

hivteamcleanupivyThey came, they saw and they cleaned up.

That’s what members of the Ivy HIV/AIDS Education Committee did last Saturday morning in the immediate vicinity of a bus shelter located near the Belmont Primary School, which the organisation had donated.

Treasurer Sandra Corbin said the clearing of garbage and grass from around the shelter, was just part of its overall work in the Ivy, done in collaboration with the Government’s Community Development Division.

Corbin said the Ivy committee was one of the first such entities formed in Barbados and its members had decided to stick together and continue their community outreach programmes.

She noted that while the shelter was for the benefit of the general public, the committee was mainly thinking of the school children who would use it after classes.

President Cheryl Hunte said the clean up was its first such project for the year, but that they intended to embark on a food collection drive later as well as to continue educating the various communities on the dangers of HIV/AIDS.

Hunte explained that her committee would also maintain its visits to schools and work with the children by sensitising them on the disease. (EJ)††

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