TUESDAY JUNE 07, 2022: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – “Our country needs facilities like these, especially at this time.” This was part of the sentiments shared by Digicel Foundation Operations Manager, Cindyann Currency during a walkthrough at the Mizpeh Halfway House which is a shelter for vulnerable women. The NGO was one six non-profit organisations to received TT$100,000 in EPIC funding this year. The Digicel Foundation partnered with the team in February to upgrade the home to make it more comfortable for its clients.
The TT$100,000 in funding was used to tile the living area, develop a bathroom block, create a waiting area for new intake, and complete the conference room. Other works included plumbing, electrical, installation of doors and windows. Reverend Pearl Noreiga, Founder of Mizpeh worked with three contractors to complete the upgrades. The team is hoping to have all works completed within two months to finally re-open the home and its services.
During the walkthrough, Digicel Foundation Operations Manager, Cindyann Currency handed over the EPIC partnership plaque to Reverend Noriega. Currency expressed the Foundation’s honour to work Mizpeh as they develop this temporary residential shelter for vulnerable women. Additionally she shared, “The recent news stories are troubling and at the Digicel Foundation we want to play our part in helping to create a world where women and girls feel safe and can get the right tools to help them prosper.”
Founder of Mizpeh Halfway House, Reverand Pearl Noreiga shared her pleasure with collaborating with the Digicel Foundation on this transformative initiative. “This work is God’s work and I am happy to be alive to take part in it, we are working hard behind the scenes to put things in place when we’re open our doors. There is much to do, but with God’s grace, we will get it done and be able to serve vulnerable women I need soon.