Ministry of Health & Social Development
Release Date:
Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 12:00pm

The Social Development Department is inviting the Virgin Islands community to support the upcoming activities in observance of Child Abuse Prevention and Autism Awareness Month.

  • Friday, April 1, the Awareness March will take place from the Althea Scatliffe Primary School at 10:00 a.m. Persons interested in taking part in the march are asked to wear blue or white tops and to assemble at the school grounds at 9:30 a.m. The march will proceed to the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park followed by the Light it up Blue Fun Day. The Fun Day includes face painting, a bouncy castle, games, lucky dip, music and more.
  • Saturday, April 2, the World Autism Awareness Day Walk sponsored by Sol Petroleum will take place from the Central Administration Complex. Persons interested in taking part are asked to register by 5:15 a.m. The Walk will proceed to ZBVI radio station and back to the Complex. Registration fee is $10 and proceeds will go towards the Autism Programme.
  • The public is also invited to shine a blue light on the nights of April 1 and 2 in observance of World Autism Awareness Day.  Burhym Electrical opposite Bobby’s Supermarket and Drake’s Traders in Fish Bay are offering 20 percent off on blue bulbs up until April 2.

For more information on Child Abuse Prevention and Autism Awareness activities, telephone the Social Development Department at 468-3650.


Adrianna J. Soverall

Ag. Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health and Social Development
Telephone: 468-3701 ext. 852 7742
Email:    asoverall@gov.vg