Small Scale Projects of the EmbassyEnlarge image Building a generator shed for the St. John Hospice in Antigua (© Derek Biel)
The Embassy was able to support various projects in Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada in 2016. Initiatives include the Fr. Hilarion Cheshire Home, the Grenada Association of Retired persons (GARP), both projects in Grenada, and the St. John Hospice in Antigua.
The works at the St. John Hospice in Antigua aimed at improving the living conditions of its eldery residents. It comprised of building a shed for the generator and improving the overall conditions in the kitchen with an upgraded fridge, washing machine and improved waste disposal facilities.
At the Fr. Hilarion Cheshire Home for elderly residents in Grenada the roof of the building needed to be repaired. It was badly damaged during hurricane Ivan in 2004. Short term fixed did not solve the problems of leakages, therefore a long term fix became necessary.
At the facilities of the Grenada Association of Retired persons (GARP) workshops were held for elders and adolescent. GARPs initiative aimes at providing these persons with work skills in order for them to improve their income. In this case several workshops on sewing and other crafts were held.