Children affected by recent fires get tablets; families assessed for relief


    Seven children adversely affected by fires in Fyzabad and Port of Spain have been given tablets and school supplies.

    According to the Social Development Ministry, five of the minors had their homes on Quarry Road in Port of Spain destroyed during New Years’ celebrations.

    They were presented with tablets and school supplies by the East Port of Spain Development Company.

    Meanwhile, in Avocat, the company donated tablets to the children of a family whose home was destroyed by fire on December 22nd 2021.

    The families were also assessed to receive assistance under the Ministry’s disaster relief grants including the clothing grant, school supplies grant and household item grant.

    They would also receive counselling and psychosocial support from the Ministry’s National Family Services Division.