REACH Mentorship Programme at Palo Seco
Reach Mentorship Programme continues in South.
Another cycle of the (AFETT) Reach Mentorship Programme was launched at the Palo Seco Settlement Community Centre on Saturday 10th, September, 2016. The Programme, which is a collaborative effort of the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts and the Association of Female Executives of Trinidad and Tobago (AFETT), aims at educating young ladies between the ages of 15 – 17 on critical life skills.
The Honourable Nicole Olivierre, Member of Parliament for La Brea and Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, stressed the importance of such an initiative, as she delivered the featured address. She stated that apart from the fundamental skills of leadership and relationship building, the Mentorship Programme will enable the participants to effectively and efficiently handle life challenges, as well as guide them in properly managing stress and dealing with peer pressure.
She ended by encouraging the young ladies to view the day as a step in a positive direction, adding that they should always face problems without losing their self-worth as this is a mark of true self growth.
The Honourable Nicole Olivierre, Member of Parliament for La Brea and Minister of Energy and Energy Industries (centre), with seven of the mentees and members of AFETT
Tricia Leid, President of AFETT, thanked the Ministry of Community Development Culture and the Arts for again working in cohesion with the organisation to implement the Programme, the first of which took place at the Gasparillo Community Centre in Santa Cruz, with eight (8) mentees successfully graduating.
The Programme, which is scheduled to take place over a four (4) week period, will comprise of sixteen (16) mentees from the La Brea and Palo Seco community and ten (10) mentors.
In their efforts to further encourage the development of young ladies, the three (3) part mentorship initiative will be featured in the community of Belmont in the upcoming months.
The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts will continue to support this effort as it fosters a culture of growth and leadership.
If you are interested in being a part of AFETT’s REACH Mentorship Programme and make a difference in our communities, please contact Joanna Gonsalves, Director of Social Outreach, at
A cross section of the Diatonic Pan Institute during their performance