The ANSA McAL Foundation presented a minibus to the Amica House Children’s Home of St Augustine on August 6 in Port of Spain. The children’s home is managed by The Eternal Light Community, which consists of nine charitable houses which care for the aged, the infirm, and boys and girls in various parts of the country.
Amica House was formed 20 years ago to look after girls who had either been abandoned by or lost their families. One of its first girls, said Deborah de Rosia, was a newborn: “Her mother wrapped her in a towel with all the blood still on her and left her on our doorstep.”
The organisation has since helped and nurtured more than 60 girls grow to adulthood. It presently has a population of 20. The ages of the girls in Amica House range from a few months to 17 years old.