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LOPINOT COMMUNITY BETTER TOGETHER

THURSDAY APRIL 15, 2021: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – The Lopinot Tourism Association believed in the ability of its community to “work together” when they submitted an application in November 2020 to the Digicel Foundation detailing a project which would make a difference in the lives of the residents within the community of Lopinot. This project which covered upgrades to their community centre, purchase of equipment for the chocolate making and parang instruments was officially launched on Saturday 12th April.

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COMING TOGETHER FOR A GOOD CAUSE

THURSDAY APRIL 08, 2021: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – In December 2020, Is There Not A Cause (ITNAC), was one out of over 100 non-profit organizations who responded to the call from the Digicel Foundation through its “Better Together Christmas” initiative. The challenge was simple; submit an application detailing a project which would make a difference in the lives of the people they serve. Four groups once selected would receive a TT$50,000 grant to help fund their proposed projects. On Dec 18, through a virtual announcement by the Foundation, ITNAC was identified as one of four groups. They received TT$50,000 for upgrades to ‘Bethel’, a transition home for women and children.

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INCLUSIVITY AND EMPOWERMENT FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Republic Reader books were a vital part of almost every West Indian child’s educational journey. Those books are currently out of print and replaced by The Caribbean Rhythm Language Arts Literacy and Numeracy Programme Books 1 – 5 written by our very own Frank M. Porter. Although the books are fundamental learning material, they still remain inaccessible to a number of students, namely, those who are visually impaired, blind or print disabled. Now, through a partnership between the Digicel Foundation, National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) and SVH Audio Publishing Company, these books will be converted to audio recordings to increase access for persons with disabilities.

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TOBAGO YOUTH NOT LEFT BEHIND

THURSDAY MARCH 11, 2021: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - The Mt. St. George Police Youth Club has been busy ensuring that Tobago youth are not left behind. This is evidenced in their recent EPIC initiative, to upgrade the youth-friendly space, making it more accessible to those in the community. Through a partnership with the Digicel Foundation the Mt. St George Police Youth Club received a grant of TTD35,000 in 2020 and unveiled the completed initiative earlier this week.

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