Friday, December 17 2010 @ 03:50 PM AST
Contributed by: NicolaJoseph
The National Commission for Self-Help Limited, NCSHL has distributed 300 Minor Repair Reconstruction Grants (MRRG) to victims of natural disaster, fire and senior citizens, in the first of three distribution ceremonies.
The event took place today, December 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm at the Bisram Gopie Auditorium, Divali Nagar Site, Endeavour Road Extension, Off Uriah Butler Highway, Chaguanas. Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh was present to deliver an address and hand out the grants. He was accompanied by Patricia McIntosh, MP for Port of Spain North/St. Annís West and Joanne Thomas, MP for St. Annís East and the chairperson of the Couva/Tabaquite/Talparo Regional Corporation.
On Tuesday December 21st at 11:30 am, the NCSH will hand out 250 MRRG purchase order grants and distribute 180 food hampers to needy families in the Siparia constituency office of the Prime Minister. The final event is tentatively carded for early January 2011 in Tobago. At this event, 60 MRRG purchase orders will be distributed in addition to 20 food hampers.
The National Commission for Self-Help Limited was established by the Cabinet of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on April 7, 1987 and was registered as a State owned Company on April 14, 1997. The idea of self-help was to encourage communities to rely on the resources available and take charge of themselves. Its objectives are: to provide communities with infrastructural amenities and to educate communities on the values of self-help and self-reliance.
In photo: Community Development Minister, the Honourable Nizam Baksh distributes Purchase Order grants to flood victims from south Trinidad for Minor Repair Reconstruction. The event took place at the Preysal Community Centre on September 20, 2010. Also in the picture is Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Roger Samuel and Wouldron Louison (seated) Operations Manager, NCSH.
CREDITS: Information sourced from the NCSH
Photo by Aleem Khan, Ministry of Community Development