The CoVid-19 Pandemic continues, and much attention is focused on persons infected or at risk of being infected by the virus.
However, the social distancing protocol which has become a part of our daily routine has negatively impacted groups with economic and social vulnerabilities who may encounter difficulties in accessing in person support services provided by the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender, Persons with Disabilities and Youth in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
La Fleur Quammie – Co-ordinator of Gender Affairs in St. Vincent and the Grenadines indicated that her division realised the need for providing virtual access to critical services such as psychosocial support, public sensitization and capacity building on issues surrounding Gender-Based Violence.
“These services are essential, and we needed to maintain uninterrupted access and delivery,” Quammie stated. “Social distancing and the recent relocation of our offices required us to obtain technology and IT support that we had not previously budgeted for. We could not afford to provide mediocre solutions, so we reached out to Mavcom for support” Quammie added.
In response, Mavcom – the authorized Lexmark Reseller and Service center in SVG donated a MX521ade multifunction copier, scanner and printer. “We are acutely aware of the actual and potential collateral damage created by the pandemic, especially in countries such as ours and Mavcom is honoured to be a part of such a critical intervention” stated Paul Morris, Managing Director of Mavcom.
Mavcom is well known for its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility programme which generally supports education in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Gender Affairs Division of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, now located in the GECCU building obliquely opposite the First Caribbean International Bank, is the National Gender Machinery and the focal point for Gender Equality in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.