Laurel V Williams
Aiming to preserve this country’s record and society, a La Brea-based NGO is hosting a collection of workshops titled A flavor of Trinidad and Tobago: The delicacies and lifestyle venture.
The NGO, No Youth Remaining Behind (NYLB), started off the collection on April 4 at the La Brea Pitch Lake. The programme runs every single day from 10 am-2 pm until finally April 10.
NYLB founder Quincy Joseph explained the team focuses on a various component of society each and every day. On April 4, customers learnt about Carnival, on April 5 they focused on Indian Arrival Day, and April 6 was devoted to instructing on Eid-ul-Fitr.
Several participants sang along to Hindi music on April 5 under the guidance of pundit Narendra Maharaj of Rousillac and a Hindu devotee, Keshav Shankar.
The youths are also mastering about the Chinese, the Initial Peoples and Tobago heritage.
Joseph said, “The programme is aimed at producing ten society ambassadors in between 14 and 17 from the area. It is a pilot project as aspect of the group’s national programme to sensitise and avert tradition erosion. We are also focused to training the youths about agriculture, environmental awareness and preserving of nationwide treasures.
“The event culminates with a cook dinner-off and graduation Sunday. We (NYLB) are celebrating our tenth anniversary on June 18. Staying the past day, Sunday is also launching the Tobago branch. We have 128 active associates and just about 200 customers mentioned.”
Participants in the programme include learners from the Siparia West Secondary Faculty, Vessigny secondary and Rousillac Presbyterian main college. It also has customers of the La Brea law enforcement youth club, the NGO La Brea Internationals, La Brea RC Church and Lyrad Contractors Ltd.
“Our membership is expanding. We have the aid from the South West Regional Health and fitness Authority, La Brea MP, the Nationwide Faculty Feeding Programme, the International and Caricom Affairs Ministry,” Joseph told Newsday.
“To host the programme, we held fundraisers and bought sponsorship from Caribbean Gasoline Chemical Ltd. The concentration is tradition and for the ambassadors to share their awareness nationwide with their friends.”
Joseph is well-recognised in La Brea and Position Fortin. In 2017, the Place Fortin Borough Company honoured and awarded him an award for the youth developer of the 12 months.