The NDOC was once again a tremendous success in 2016. Project Care and some 72 partners truly showed what is possible when collective working is executed with one goal in mind. The Diego Martin Boys RC school was the recipient of almost $1M of cash and in kind contributions.
Over 300 volunteers including students and professionals alike gave up three days to completely transform the school with emphasis being placed on the counseling room, kitchen and teacher’s lounge. In talking to Ryan Perkins (Building Spaces), most of his crew, the professional tradesmen that came out, took no form of payment and instead insisted that it was their duty as they themselves were from the area and some even attended the school.
This is one of 63 projects that were executed successfully and we hope to see even more companies come together and work collectively to create lasting impact on the communities of the chis n project sites.
Now on it’s 4th year, volunteers came out on Sunday May 22nd 2016 for the benefit of others. Companies along with their employees are asked to plan and complete a project for a good cause, it could be for a family, school, children’s/ elderly home, community or the greater public. For 3 years, we also engaged the public to participate in a Recycling Drive which demonstrates that separating paper, glass and plastic is easy and a step in the right direction.
2017 here we come!
Read more information about Deed of Covenants from the Ministry of Finance- Inland Revenue Division.
United Way of Trinidad & Tobago, in partnership with Plastikeep, Carib-Glass, Ace Recycling Caribbean, Tetra, the Solid Waste Management Company Limited, Waste Disposals Limited and the Environmental Management Authority will be encouraging the public to take part in our National Day of Caring 2016 by demonstrating that recycling is worth the effort and is crucial to sustainability in Trinidad & Tobago.
Click here for more information: UWTT Recycle Project