The YDP’s “Adopt a School” campaign was developed by the Heroes Foundation in 2013, where corporate sponsors who are committed to the development of their communities can get directly involved with schools. To date, the programme has enrolled over 3000 students across eleven (11) participating schools in Trinidad and Tobago.
By partnering with the Heroes Foundation for this programme (as well as the Big Brothers Mentoring Programme), bpTT has delivered a series of workshops, seminars and motivational presentations aimed at empowering students to develop skills in execution of improvement community projects while learning valuable team work, leadership and management skills.
One such workshop that was recently delivered was an Etiquette Programme done by Giselle Laronde-West, former Miss Trinidad and Tobago World. At this session, the students learned about proper etiquette and displaying the right behaviours in social settings.
Ronda Francis, Corporate Responsibility Manager at bpTT said: “These workshops are part of bpTT’s efforts in developing the youth of Trinidad and Tobago. This particular programme has been extremely successful in positively impacting the lives of the children of the Diego Martin North Secondary School. The results have included a notable improvement in the all-round development of the students, which extends to improvement in their academic study programme as well as moral growth. For bpTT and Heroes Foundation, it’s a win-win situation of which we can feel very proud.”
Ms. Sonya Phillip, YDP liaison teacher at the Diego Martin North Secondary School has said: “The students who are part of the bpTT sponsored YDP programme at this school are generally better behaved than the peers, both in and out of school. These students pay more attention to their academic development, and place priority on their education. The benefits of the programme cannot be underscored as truly worthwhile and impactful for the students. We are very appreciative to be a part of this programme.”
Luis Araujo, bpTT: +1 868 793-3374
Elyse Guevara-Harris, bpTT: +1 868 728-4476