MONDAY OCTOBER 9 2017: The Zippy’s Friends Teacher of the Year award goes to Ms. Samantha Sooknanan! Recognized for her hard work, resilience and innovation employed to ensure the success of the Zippy’s Friends Programme, Sooknanan was presented with the award by Digicel Foundation Project Coordinator Diana Mathura-Hobson.
Ms. Sooknanan was nominated by the School Leadership Center which, through its collaboration with the Digicel Foundation, implements the Programme in schools across Trinidad and Tobago. For her work in implementing the programme at the St. Augustine South Government Primary School, she received a Samsung Tablet and one year’s free data from the Digicel Foundation. In addition she will be Digicel’s special guest throughout the year, at the company’s key events.
Beaming from her award, the elated teacher stated, “It was a pleasure to be part of the Zippy’s Friends Programme which transforms both children and teachers”. She also thanked her co- worker, Mrs. Nakid saying she could not have done it without her. Referring to her reward, Ms. Sooknanan added, “This tablet will not just be used by me but by all the teachers, as we continue to mentor and mold our children.”