THURSDAY AUGUST 29 2019: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – Executives of the Mason Hall Police Youth Club, in Tobago saw an opportunity to transform a space that was under-utilised, into one that would benefit the children of Mason Hall and its environs, through the development of a Home Work Centre.
With this in mind, members of the Mason Hall Police Youth Club were given a grant from the Digicel Foundation’s Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC) programme last year to offset costs associated with the refurbishment of the space.
At the launch of the facility on July 30, Dexter Edwards, thanked the Digicel Foundation for believing in the project. The Homework Centre will give a boost to the literacy levels of the youth in the community through the provision of computer training, capacity building in the form of skill development training programmes, lectures and presentations.
EPIC is an initiative which aims to deliver a series of small scale community-based projects that have the potential to enhance indoor and outdoor spaces and contribute toward the development of communities throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
The Foundation values partnerships with groups such as the Mason Hall Police Youth Club, whose focus is to elevate the literacy levels of young persons in the community.