Re-Imagining Dignity through Sustainability

A Poverty Alleviation Initiative brought to you by the Board of Social Responsibility of the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with the South Regional Council

In keeping with the diocesan theme of Re-Imagination, Harris Promenade played host to an event entitled A Poverty Alleviation Initiative; “Re-Imagining Dignity through Sustainability.” With the latest statistics available from the Central Statistical Office showing that 21.8% of the population live below the poverty line, these initiatives are greatly needed to not only bring much needed relief to those in needed, but to also draw attention to the plight of the less fortunate which can oft go unnoticed.

Present at the event were representatives from the Ministry of Social Development & Family Services, Ministry of Youth & National Services, National Commission for Self Help Limited, Ministry of Planning – Mediation Unit, NEDCO, MIC, CCC, MILAT, Ministry of Labour, SWRHA, Ministry of Sports & Community Development and SOUL Chaplaincy of Migrants.

The event presented persons with a pathway through poverty, with the presence of organizations responsible for social aid, as well as the presence of educational and sporting organizations, which are typically seen as the pathways out of poverty.

Also present at the event which kicked off at 9:00 a.m. was Bishop Claude Berkley, as well as representatives of the South Regional Council and The Board of Social Responsibility.