Day Of Caring
National Day of Caring - HOSTED BY UNITED WAY
Since 2008, United Way Trinidad and Tobago has been hosting the Day of Caring. Every year, hundreds of children from Children's homes across the country participate in a day of fun and learning activities. Hundreds of volunteers assist.
In 2013, United Way decided to invite donor companies to join in commemorating the National Day of Caring. United Way Head Office and its pool of volunteers shall host 450 children from 16 Children's Homes, while thousands of volunteers from Companies all over Trinidad and Tobago shall engage in their own projects, in support of the United Way National Day of Caring.
National Day of Caring - COUNTRY WIDE - T&T
- DATE: Sunday 19th May 2013
- 56 Companies
- 67 charitable projects
- 1200 volunteers in communities throughout Trinidad & Tobago.
- Projects include: repairs and painting in children's homes, homes for the aging and schools, agriculture, recycling, landscaping, beach clean ups, renovation and resourcing of a library, donation of clothing and personal hygiene products.
- Communities to be impacted by projects: Arima, Caroni, Couva, Diego Martin, Mayaro, Port of Spain, Point Fortin, Tobago and Tunapuna.
United Way Rebuilds School in Haiti
United Way Trinidad & Tobago has opened the doors of the newly rebuilt St. Joseph of Cluny Sisters’ primary school in Haiti. Built in partnership with the Digicel Foundation Haiti, Ecole Mere Louise is named after Mère Louise Wright, a Trinidadian religious, foundress of the St. Joseph of Cluny Mission in Haiti in June 1864.
The original structure was totally destroyed by the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 leaving the children to attend classes in shared tents and hangars of another nearby school.
CEO of United Way, Mrs. Pamela Francis and colleague Mrs. Gail Weeks were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of the school. Mrs. Francis indicated that “Education is high on the agenda of United Way as we believe that it is a key element in the development of a nation”. She also went on to highlight the importance of partnerships without which “this significant addition to United Way’s relief efforts in Haiti would not have been possible”; United Way Worldwide, United Way Trinidad & Tobago and Digicel Foundation Haiti came together to make this happen.
Visit Our Gallery to view more of United Way's trip to Haiti and the opening of the school.