In keeping with its drive to provide equal access to opportunities and resources for persons with disabilities, the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services on Friday, September 29, 2023 signed a historic agreement with Digicel Trinidad and Tobago Foundation.
This Agreement signals the partnership between the two entities in establishing a multidisciplinary centre in Trinidad and Tobago that will provide rehabilitative services to persons with disabilities.
Donna Cox, Minister of Social Development and Family Services launched her remarks commending the Digicel Foundation for their continuous commitment to investing in sustainable development programmes and building stronger, more resilient individuals, families and communities. “This is often achieved through the development and implementation of policies, programmes and initiatives which facilitate the inclusion and promotion of the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities,” said the Minister.
According to Minister Cox, “The Centre aims to use a community – based therapeutic approach in order to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities, by providing adequate and effective habilitative and rehabilitative services, thereby reducing the plethora of health conditions, illnesses and injuries that result from their disability.”