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    Families in Action Trinidad and Tobago


    Ivis Gibson and a number of other concerned citizens founded Families In Action in an effort to address the growing problem of drug addiction emerging in our communities. With the help of dedicated volunteers like Roger Boucaud, Families In Action became a drop in centre for persons with alcohol and other drug addictions. Operating out of one room of the building at 82 Maraval Road, Families In Action dedicated itself to the upliftment and healing of families and individuals through counselling and group support.

    In 1988, Families In Action was incorporated as a non-profit, non-governmental organisation and has grown in both services and physical size. When threatened with eviction in 1998, corporate benefactors, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited, Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited and The National Lotteries Control Board, came to our rescue.  Thankfully, Families In Action now has a home and occupies the entire building at 82 Maraval Road.


    The National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST) was established as a statutory body by Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Act No. 20 of 1984, now Chapter 39:58. Since its establishment, NIHERST has resourcefully pursued its mandate to promote the development of science, technology and higher education in Trinidad and Tobago, and enhance the innovative, creative and entrepreneurial capabilities of the general population. The fulfillment of this mandate has been guided both by changes in national development priorities and government’s policy imperatives.

    NIHERST’s work involves: research and intelligence gathering to shape science policy and guide the funding of research and development (R&D); promoting innovation and commercialisation of technology in priority areas; building collaborative global relationships; and fostering a culture of science, innovation and entrepreneurship. NIHERST’s approach to achieving these goals is based on the institute’s mandate and its capabilities within the matrix of related institutions. The organisation seeks to leverage its distinctive competencies to become a pivotal, internationally recognised agency that facilitates the utilisation of research, science and technology in the service of economic transformation driven by innovation and competitiveness. It will play both a leadership role and a supporting role in advancing the aims of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, and in conceptualising and driving new pathways and initiatives for public-private partnerships.


    Habitat for Humanity® is committed to making decent shelter a matter of social conscience and national action in Trinidad and Tobago. We have helped thousands of Trinbagonians construct, rehabilitate or preserve their homes since 1997, and we support a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow.

    As well as supporting homeowners in developing their shelter solutions, Habitat Trinidad-Tobago also provides training in financial management, technical and life skills, housing initiatives and disaster risk reduction programmes.

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