Minister Persaud unveils Xmas initiative: WISH UPON A STAR


Children who want to meet, want to give, want to have or want to go somewhere now have an opportunity to have their wishes granted through the Ministry’s “Wish Upon A Star” initiative.

Conceptualised by Dr. Vindhya Persaud, Minister of Human Services and Social Security, the Christmas campaign targets children with special needs.

“We want to reach out to children that are terminally ill; children who suffer from disabilities; children who lost their parents, children who suffer from psychological trauma, children who never had the opportunity to enjoy something they need or really wish for that one gift that would make them incredibly happy,” Minister Persaud said as she outlined the criteria.

Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr. Vindhya Persaud

The Ministry from today, December 14, 2020 will be placing Wish Upon A Star mailboxes at its three locations in Georgetown and Probation offices in Regions 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 and 10.

To fulfill the requests, the Ministry will be engaging a number of companies and entities to make the children’s wishes become reality. In light of this, children between the ages of 4 and 15 are encouraged to write “to say what he or she needs”.

“Our wish is to make a child very happy during this festive season, by making their wishes come through. Children look forward to this time of the year,” Minster Persaud added.

The deadline for handwritten letters, inclusive of contact information and home address, is Monday, December 21, 2020 at 12 noon.  (Ministry of Human Services and Social Security Press Release)

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