By admin ~ August 1st, 2011. Filed under: News.

Mrs Gia Gaspard-Taylor was honoured as one of the “Women Leaders as Agents of Change”  She is in this group photograph, taken at the Caribbean Regional Colloquium on Women Leaders as Agents of Change held at the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad on Wednesday 29th June & Thursday 30thJune, 2011.

Trinidad & Tobago Firemen on Training Course in Atlanta



By admin ~ June 12th, 2011. Filed under: News.


TRAINING: Fire Chief Carl Williams, seated left, with Gia Gaspard Taylor, President Port of Spain Atlanta Sister Cities Network, with fire officers who were selected for training in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

View the article on Trinidad Express website.

Gia Gaspard-Taylor Winner of Outstanding Service Award



By admin ~ February 28th, 2011. Filed under: News.

Mrs Gia Gaspard-Taylor has been selected as a winner of an International Women’s Day Outstanding Service Award!

“We at The Women’s Information Network (The WIN) congratulate and honor you for your extraordinary efforts to make a positive difference in the world.”

This recognition is being awarded as part of our celebration of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day.

Latin America & the Caribbean Rule of Law Conference 2010



By admin ~ February 28th, 2011. Filed under: News, Projects.

This ground-breaking Rule of Law Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean convened 100 diverse leaders from around the region. The meeting focused on topics relevant to the region such as Balancing Economic Development and the Environment; Public Security; and Government Accountability.

Photos on Flickr posted by the World Justice Project

Support for Haiti



By admin ~ April 26th, 2010. Filed under: News.

Hello Everyone in iEARN,

Students and Teachers around iEARN have asked what they can do to help relieve the suffering caused by the disastrous earthquake in Haiti.  Many organizations and millions of people have responded with food, water and other relief supplies.  It’s now time to start to re-build.  Getting young people into schools so they can receive an education is one of the highest priorities. The iEARN global community is ready to assist in getting students back into schools after such situations, as we have done with other natural disasters like the earthquake in Bam, Iran and the tidal waves/tsunamis that hit South and Southeast Asia several years ago.

We hope you become involved in one of the three following initiatives:

1) Equipping one or more schools in Mirebalais, which are working to meet the needs of large numbers of homeless refugees

2) Health/trauma Center

3) Power From the Sun – solar cookers

For more info, see http://iearn.org/supportforhaiti.html

Wire transfer donations can be sent to this account:

Republic Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, Natural Disasters Youth Summit, Acct # 879 134 465 531
Refer to NDYSTT in the wire transfer.

Thank you for your support!

WORLD SUMMIT YOUTH AWARD: CALL FOR REGISTRATION: APRIL 19 – JUNE 20, 2010



By admin ~ April 25th, 2010. Filed under: News, Uncategorized.

World Summit Youth Award

World Summit Youth Award

The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) invites once again young designers, e-content creators,

writers and bloggers from around the world to enter their online-projects in an international

multimedia competition: using internet and mobiles to put the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into Action!

View the rest of this announcement (pdf)

More info at this website: http://www.youthaward.org/

El Dorado East Secondary Donated $10,500 to the Relief Effort in Haiti



By admin ~ March 16th, 2010. Filed under: News.
FROM EL DO WITH LOVE:  Youth Ambassador for Natural Disasters Youth Summit (NDYS) Abraham Fergusson (left) El Dorado East Secondary School Principal Marcia Massiah (centre) and National Coordinator for International Education and Resource Network, Trinidad and Tobago (iEARNTnT) smile at the handing over ceremony on February 25th 2010 at the schools Samuel Ramoutar Hall (Photo taken by Kieth Telesford)

FROM EL DO WITH LOVE: Youth Ambassador for Natural Disasters Youth Summit (NDYS) Abraham Fergusson (left) El Dorado East Secondary School Principal Marcia Massiah (centre) and National Coordinator for International Education and Resource Network, Trinidad and Tobago (iEARNTnT) smile at the handing over ceremony on February 25th 2010 at the school's Samuel Ramoutar Hall (Photo taken by Kieth Telesford)

El Dorado East Secondary donated $10,500 to the relief effort in Haiti after they experienced a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on January 12.

At the handing over ceremony at the Samuel Ramoutar Hall Students were commended for their generosity and for bringing positivity to the school, the activity was described as “a breath of fresh air” after last year, the school was scrutinized after it is alleged that a group of students were preying on students from neighboring school EL Dorado West  Secondary. Principal Messiah said “it was important the nation knew that the school was a caring one” Staff members teachers and students mobilised for the plight of the people of Haiti were praised for their dedication, commitment and leadership qualities” she said

Mrs. Gia Gaspard Taylor Global Facilitator of Natural Disasters Youth Summit, a project of International Education and Resource Network  Trinidad and Tobago (iEARNTnT) on receiving the cheque praised the Principal, Staff, teachers and students for the initiative taken to support the effort which covered three weeks period and commended the teachers for ensuring there was proper accountability and transparency at all times through the collection process, she said ” a special thank you for giving up your snack money to contribute towards this venture, it is greatly appreciated” she said, she further said the project is in collaboration with UNICEF, as a long term project.

Former student of the school who was instrumental by inviting the school participation in iEARNTnT and the Natural Disasters Youth Summit, Youth Ambassador Abe Fergusson, was please to be back at school to see some former teachers and students, congratulated them for their continued activity more so this initiative to boost the effort he is making as the Global Youth Facilitator of Natural Disasters Youth Summit, he stated “climate change and its effect on natural disasters appear be on the increase in the region and other parts or the world – we must therefore be prepared”.

He also stated when he contacted Ms. Kiem of UNICEF who visited this school on her visit to prepare the video on climate change in 2008 held in Indonesia, about this initiative she readily respond in the positive.

Young Artist Competition 2010



By admin ~ January 7th, 2010. Filed under: News, Projects.

2010 Showcase: Your World

The 2010 theme Your World is an opportunity for you to express your personal vision of what makes you, you. International travel and cultural exchanges can impact your life in many different ways. How have cultures and experiences influenced your ideas and perspectives of the world??

Eligibility and Media

  • Participants must be between 13 and 18 years of age at the time the entries are due on April 02, 2010.
  • Submissions limit: one piece from the local sister city community and one from each of their sister city partners. Only artwork submitted by a sister city will be accepted.
  • Each entry must be sent with a completed official entry form and the appropriate fee paid by.
  • Only two-dimensional artwork, no larger than 24″ x 30″ (60cm x 75cm), including matting is accepted. Water color, oils, pastels, pen and ink, charcoal, photography, two-dimensional mixed media, as well as computer generated art, are all acceptable media.
Learn more on our Art and Culture page

2009 Young Artist Competition Winners



By admin ~ December 12th, 2009. Filed under: News, Projects.

This exhibition was held at the National Museum where the programme was launched.

The artwork is now on display at the National Library (NALIS ).

Art For Beijing Exhibit



By admin ~ December 12th, 2009. Filed under: News, Projects.

THIS EXHIBIT FOCUSES ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY OF PORT OF SPAIN AND THE CITY OF ATLANTA IN THE FIRST PART….

THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF METRO ATLANTA AND THE INTERNATIONAL PAINTPALS WHO INVITED US TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ART-FOR-BEIJING EVENT (ASSOCIATED WITH THE 2008 OLYMPICS) BY ENTERING OUR STUDENTS WORKS OF ART INTO THIS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION.