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.

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