IOM Diaspora Mapping for SVG

IOM Online Survey Event for the SVG Diaspora Mapping Project for SVG

On Saturday 27th May 2017 at The West Indian Centre, Derby, SV2G assisted the IOM to support The National Committee for St. Vincent & the Grenadines UK (SVGA UK) with the Regional Integration Diaspora Unit (RIDU) to increase completed on line surveys at the Derby and Long Eaton evening social event attended by Vincentian Nationals. The social event in Derby was the next upcoming event on the diaspora events calendar in which was appropriate to attend and support the newly formed Vincentian group. The SVGA UK has a membership of a geographical range within the UK of seven Vincentian groups.  With a new Chair in position at SVGA UK, one of its priorities is to further engage and recruit the many more Vincentian organisations active in the UK.  Also, the potential to increase its membership with Vincentian owned businesses to support and share information.

During the day Jacqueline Roberts arranged for   St. Vincent & the Grenadines 2nd Generation (SV2G) to promote a drop in day for local members at SV2G School of Steelpan and give assistance to those Nationals that were unable to attend the Derby event.   Afterwards, a Mini bus to Derby transported passengers from High Wycombe, London, and Oxford.  Nationals and Officers of the National Committee of SVGA UK from Coventry, Oxford, London and High Wycombe were also in attendance.  The Caribbean food company Vincy Foods displayed food and drinks in support the event. The programme for the event was changed to accommodate other presentations that included, a Vincentian Author, Deiana Denise Sutherland and a raffle.  During the event the programme order of events was also slightly amended.

The High Commissioner, H.E. Cenio Lewis was in attendance at the event, and gave an address to Nationals.  Jacqueline Roberts, Chair of SVGA UK, informed  Nationals about the Diaspora Mapping Project and invited them to complete the online survey that evening where an area was set up to manage one to ones.  Throughout the evening the printed literature were handed out and the on line surveys were being completed by Nationals with assistance from Jacqueline Roberts, and Paul Clarke the Secretary of the SVGA UK.  A total of 23 online surveys were completed, those that completed the online survey received gift bags courtesy of the London SVG Tourism office and SV2G steelpan CD of Wycombe Steel Orchestra.

If you would liek to complete the survey, please cntact SV2G.


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