AFETT Linkages

 

The AFETT Board is hitting the ground running in execution of its Strat Plan and is engaging in strategic initiatives to forge linkages with various entities. Here we highlight some achievements.

PYLARR

Last July, the Vice President of the Propelling Young Ladies who Aspire to Redefine and Reinvent (PYLARR) approached AFETT to present on The Importance of Public Speaking and Dressing for Success. PYLARR is a small NGO that functions primarily at the St. Jude's School for Girls.  They host a Vacation workshop for girls transitioning from the Home back into society and also provide mentoring sessions for participants in their programme. 

Digicel

A presentation was made to the Female Executives of Digicel on the Association’s Profile and on AFETT’s Strategic Plan. Digicel have a mandate to promote women in the workplace, and their CEO has encouraged their executives to join AFETT. In addition to this, the organisation wants to sponsor a few core initiatives as highlighted in our Strat Plan. Further details will be provided on this initiative.

Fashion TT

The AFETT Board is hitting the ground running in execution of its Strat Plan and is engaging in strategic initiatives to forge linkages with various entities. Recently AFETT President Cavelle Joseph and Fundraising & Special Events Director Candice Gray-Bernard held top-level discussions with FashionTT's General Manager Lisa Daniel. Discussions centred around collaborative initiatives geared towards promoting the local creative sector and fashion in particular. In the words of GM Ms. Daniel, "AFETT and FashionTT is a natural fit".

 

Representatives of Fashion TT, including Ms. Daniel, (who also attended the August Mixer) were in attendance at the AFETT Wine & Cheese September Mixer and have also booked a booth at AFETT's Suit Me Up to be held on October 3rd.

Gender Affairs

Women City Centres - A One-Stop-Shop

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago, in its continuing efforts to respond to the needs of women in vulnerable situations, has agreed to establish a Women’s City Centres programme through the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development.   The main objective of the programme is to improve the lives of women by providing essential public services through a comprehensive service centre model, a one-stop-shop.

AFETT was invited to have a representative participate as a member of a sub-committee to review various Design Modules of the programme.

President Cavelle Joseph, shall be our AFETT representative.

Empoyers Consultative Association - ECA

AFETT President Cavelle Joseph and Social Outreach Director Charlene Pedro at a high level meeting with new CEO of the Employers Consultative Association Joycelyn Francois-Opadeyi. Apart from presenting a congratulatory token to Jocelyn on her new appointment, fruitful discussions were held on collaborative research and training projects to be revealed in the future.

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