Community organisations across Trinidad and Tobago are exploring more opportunities to collaborate with the public and private sectors in order to enhance the lives of their citizens. One recent example of that is the Jai’s Court Community Group that partnered with their Member of Parliament (MP) for La Horquetta/Talparo, Hon. Maxie Cuffie and the Digicel Foundation to implement a Play Park in the Talparo community.
This initiative will create a family and youth friendly environment aimed at benefitting over 150 families in the area.
In sharing their hopes for the partnership, Secretary of the Jai’s Community Group Annalisa declared, “We are joyful for the opportunity for our community to work with the MP’s Office andthe Digicel Foundation in realizing our dream for the residents of La Horquetta/Talparo.”
Personal Secretary, Chenece Headley and Office Manager, Ava Quaccoo, from the MP’s Officewere also present at the ground-breaking ceremony and cheque presentation.
Representing the Jai’s Court Community Group were:Treasurer, Melissa Dattoo and Secretary, Annalisa Stewart, Secretary who received the cheque from Digicel Foundation’s Senior Project Officer, Community Development, Cindyann Currency.
EPIC was established to work directly with community-based organisations (CBOs) and encourage public private sector partnerships. In the past year, the Foundation has partnered with 17 CBOs to enhance community spaces, impacting the lives of so many families throughout Trinidad and Tobago.