President's Note - February/March 2018

Charlene Pedro

AFETT President 2017/2018

'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to far, go together'. This old African proverb describes the very essence of collaboration. AFETT is so elated to see the various levels of collaboration amongst NGOs and we are always eager and excited when we are called upon to join forces for good. In this edition of Take Note, we share wonderful examples of how we can go further together. From moderating on the international stage at United Nations (UN), New York, to supporting our REACH Mentorship mentee as she delivers her motivational piece on stage, we are happy to serve wherever we are needed.


There were some essential lessons in all collaborations. I leave you with some quotes from a few female advocates of Trinidad and Tobago that resonated with me from their session at the UN ‘Challenges Women Face to Attain Economic and Political Power’.



"You cannot do it alone" - Dr. Denise Tsoi-a-Fatt Angus, Presiding Officer, Tobago House of Assembly.


“Never let failure be the reason that you will not try again”- Her Excellency, Ambassador Penelope Beckles.


“Negotiate your worth around the table” - Colette Cyprus-Burnett, C.E.O. Super Wings

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