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Training programme to be launched for Community Officers

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The Ministry of Community Development, in collaboration with the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, will launch its Leadership Development Programme for Community Officers 2011 on Wednesday April 6, 2011 at the Yara Auditorium, University of the West Indies, Mount Hope from 8:30 am.

Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh will attend and deliver the keynote address.

A total of 30 Community Development Officers will attend the first series of courses in the certification programme, which runs from April through December 2011.
The full schedule is as follows:

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New Committee installed for Financial Assistance Programme

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A new committee has been officially installed to guide the operations of the Financial Assistance (Studies) Programme run by the Ministry of Community Development. Minister of Community Development the Honourable Nizam Baksh delivered instruments of appointment to four of the six members during a short ceremony at 10:30 am on Monday April 4, 2011 at the Ministry’s Head Office on Jerningham Avenue, Belmont.

The committee, consisting of a Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, will serve for a period of two years. The full list is as follows:

• Dr. Indira Rampersad (Lecturer) – Chairperson
• Ms. Nadia Salamat-Ali (Lecturer) – Deputy Chairperson
• Ms. Amita Gangar (Finance)
• Ms. Ambica Bissessar (Banker
• Mr. Egwin Daniel (Business)
• Mr. Roger Kawalsingh (Attorney at Law)

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New, modern Community Centre for Gulf View

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The Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development, will formally open a new community centre at Recreation Avenue, Gulf View, La Romaine on Tuesday April 5, 2011 at 5:00pm. This state-of-the-art facility is expected to bring significant benefits to the people of Gulf View, which is located about half mile south of San Fernando.

The fully air conditioned, modern community centre consists of the following amenities:

• Auditorium on the first floor (equipped with elevators for the physically challenged)
• A Training Kitchen (for use in courses for culinary arts)
• Computer Room
• Classroom
• Gymnasium
• Dressing Rooms
• Wash Rooms
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New Committee for Financial Assistance to be installed on April 4

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New Committee to be installed for Financial Assistance Programme

A new committee will be officially installed to guide the operations of the Financial Assistance (Studies) Programme run by the Ministry of Community Development. Minister of Community Development the Honourable Nizam Baksh will deliver instruments of appointment to the six members during a short ceremony at 10:30 am on Monday April 4, 2011 at the Ministry’s Head Office on Jerningham Avenue, Belmont.

The Community Development Financial Assistance (Studies) Programme has been established to grant financial aid to nationals wishing to undertake programmes at the post-secondary and tertiary levels, to improve quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals.

This assistance takes the form of a monetary reward to or on behalf of an individual to assist with his or her education and/or training. The grant covers costs including books, equipment, travel and study aids.


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CREDITS: Information sourced from Financial Assistance Programme brochure
Photo courtesy the Ministry of Community Development
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Best Village “Train the Trainers” programme starts

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The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition’s “Train the Trainers” Programme is underway in north and south Trinidad, offering tutors additional training in the disciplines of Drama, Dance, Music and Drumming.

The programme, which has been held annually since the inception of Best Village in 1963, provides an opportunity for tutors to update their knowledge and skills in their respective areas of expertise. This in turn, will enable them to better impart the information to those they teach.

Classes started this past weekend at The Trinidad Theatre Workshop in Belmont, where trainers were trained in the area of Drama on Saturday March 26, 2011 from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. On Sunday March 27, 2011, classes were held in the areas of Dance and Music at the Creative Arts Centre in San Fernando from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, while classes on Drumming took place at the Mon Repos Community Centre, also from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.