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– In-School Art and Essay Competition set to observe themeCome tomorrow, Guyana will be observing International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013, under the theme ‘Living with Disability and Disasters’.An observance ceremony was held yesterday at Cara Lodge, Quamina Street, Georgetown, in the presence of the representatives of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) Guyana, the Guyana Volunteer Corps, the National Commission on Disability (NCD) and UNICEF.According to Chabilall Ramsarup, Colonel and Director General of the Civil Defence Commission, persons with disabilities are the ones who suffer the most when disasters occur, noting that in some cases when disasters strike,Wholesale China Jerseys, such persons are even neglected.This, Ramsarup emphasized,Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping, should not be the case.He said that International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013 will focus on developing policies that will best cater for differently-abled persons in the case of a disaster.This is even more important to do, since it was revealed by Operations and Training Officer of the Civil Defence Commission, Major Kester Craig, that 15 per cent of the world’s population live with some form of disability.He also challenged stakeholders and the various sectors of society to apply this year’s theme to their everyday lives.Emergency Specialist attached to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Mr. Ian Jones, noted that there isn’t enough focus being placed on all of the needs of a disabled person.He gave the example of a young woman who received five wheelchairs following a disaster, but no one paid attention to whether she had food and water.Jones said that while the differently-abled might need some kind of equipment to get from point A to point B, and assistance to cross the road etc,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, they are also in need of the basic necessities like food, housing and water.During her brief remarks, Beverly Pile, Executive Secretary of the National Commission on Disability (NCD) said proudly that Guyana is the first country in the Caribbean to have a Disability Act, urging that other countries engage differently-abled people in making decisions and implementing policies.Following the remarks, there was also the launching of an In-School Art and Essay Competition.This competition would be for students attending institutes catering for disabilities, and is aimed at allowing differently-abled children to express themselves in regards to the aforementioned theme “Living with Disability and Disasters.”Participants registered through their respective institutions are asked to produce an art piece or essay which clearly depicts their response to the theme.Participants are allowed to only submit one piece for either category- Art of Essay,Cheap MLB Jerseys, with one person being allowed to submit entries for both categories.All entries must be submitted to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) Office, Thomas Road, Thomas Lands, Georgetown, by Friday November 22, 2013 at 15:00hrs.Prizes as well as certificates will be awarded for first, second and third place winners in both the art and essay categories.For the Art segment, artwork must be an original piece by the individual and must be no larger than 24 inches x 36 inches. Also,Cheap NBA Jerseys, mechanism must be attached so the piece can be hung.Participants must affix their name, age, date of birth, gender and institution which they attend to the back of the art piece.Meanwhile, for the Essay component of the competition, pieces must be between 500 – 700 words,NFL Jerseys Discount, and must be original and unpublished. Any form of plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification. It must also be written by one person, because Co-authored essays would not be accepted.All entries must be typewritten using Times New Roman font, size 12.Essay must be accompanied by a cover page indicating the author’s basic information.
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