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PREPARING FOR DISASTERS WITH VIRTUAL REALITY

FRIDAY OCTOBER 16, 2020: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Disaster is a laboratory for innovation. In the aftermath of any disaster, societies mobilize to answer the immediate challenge and find ways to transform the crisis into advances that will build resilience in the future. The global pandemic is such a challenge. It has caused organizations and individuals across all walks of life to rapidly adapt to a world that has embraced technology thereby innovating the way we engage stakeholders and build awareness on key social issues.

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EPIC SUPPORTS ADULT COMPUTER LITERACY PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14, 2020: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – As technology continues to evolve at a phenomenal pace in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, there is a great advantage in being computer literate. Adults in the San Fernando and environs now have the opportunity to access community literacy classes through the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services - Adult Education Unit’s very first Information Communication Technology Laboratory. The Adult Education Life Long Learning Programme teamed up with the Digicel Foundation through its Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC) Programme to develop the ICT Lab, which launched last week.

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VITAS HOUSE AND ROOTS FOUNDATION LEAD THE WAY

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 07, 2020: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – In April, the Digicel Foundation issued a call to all registered Community-Based Organisations, Faith-Based Organisations and other Non-Profit Organisations to apply for funding under the EPIC grant initiative. In spite of the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, community groups were even more compelled to continue serving their communities and those in need. Two such groups are Vitas House Hospice and The Oral Roots Tradition Foundation that successfully secured TT$40,000 and TT$35,000 respectively in EPIC funding from the Digicel Foundation.

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VIRTUALLY PREPARING SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATORS

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2020: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Every year, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) reminds us how important it is to prepare for disasters. This year, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic puts into perspective just how unpredictable disasters are and how far-reaching their impact can be.

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