Three years later special needs children are still marginalized by the Government of Saint Lucia, special needs children's allowance was cut from $110 to $78 putting additional pressure on poor families to provide for their special needs children. Disposible diapers and wipes are extremely expensive on island as it attracts high importation fees, while the government has cut funding it has implemented no politics to provide relief.
While our funding goals fell short this year we still continued to support eleven (11) special needs children our of a total of forty two families who contacted us for support, providing disposible diapers, wipes, chucks and non perishable foods.
We are working to get core funding so we may better support special needs children by including them in our work program and making them a more visible part of our mission and goals.
We continue to hope that locals will step up and contribute to supporting special needs children from poor marginalized families in 2020.
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