THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO –Approximately 20 ecstatic students were present at the launch to witness the re-opening of the Happy Haven School Play Park on November 7 at Happy Hill, Signal Hill, Tobago. The refurbished Play Park now consists of repairs to slides, grab bar units and swing set. The facelift to the play park was warmly welcomed and can be described as the perfect mood booster for the students and teachers at the school.
Earlier this year, the Digicel Foundation, under its Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC) Programme, partnered with the Tobago Council for Handicapped Children (TCHC) to refurbish the Play Park at Happy Haven School.
Speaking at the launch Digicel Foundation Board Director Georgina Peterkin shared that, “Play and Recreation remains essential to a child’s health and well-being and we have to ensure that we seek their interest”. She also emphasised the Digicel Foundation’s commitment to creating a world where no one is left behind and that the Foundation “supports and implements programmes which advocate for inclusion and advancement of the lives of persons with special needs."
Principal of Happy Haven School Dianne Le Cointe who brought remarks on behalf of the school and the TCHC thanked Digicel Foundation for seeing this project to fruition and for ensuring that the children had a free space which will have a huge success in their childhood development.
The Happy Haven School has been established for over 40 years and serves children with special needs. The mission of the TCHC is to enable children with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential. Their goal and mandate is to provide opportunities for stimulation, therapy, education and training for children with disabilities in Tobago.