“No Child Left Behind” Programme receives one hundred devices from Amalgamated Security Services
December 31, 2020, Port of Spain: At a handover ceremony held on Wednesday December 30, 2020 at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Training Academy, St. James, the Ministry of National Security’s Office of Law Enforcement Policy (OLEP) received one hundred (100) devices from Amalgamated Security Services Limited as part of the “No Child Left Behind” Programme.
The “No Child Left Behind” Programme was recently launched by the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Stuart R. Young M.P; and originates from the Office of Law Enforcement Policy’s (OLEP), Morvant Laventille Initiative (MLI), which was created to improve the quality of life of communities in the East Port of Spain district, through the effective delivery of policing and other public services and programmes.
The “No Child Left Behind” programme was established to ensure that children in need from these communities are provided with the necessary equipment to access virtual learning during this challenging time brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. OLEP through the MLI, partnered with the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Hearts and Minds Programme, to identify students in the East Port of Spain area, from primary to tertiary level who are at risk of being ‘left behind’ in their quest for education.
Speaking at the handover ceremony was Director of the Office of Law Enforcement Policy (OLEP), Ms. Gale Charles who took the opportunity to thank Amalgamated Security for their donation of the 100 devices.
Ms. Charles stated that, “these devices would go a long way in supporting the children of East Port of Spain who are in need of devices to access virtual learning during this time of the Covid-19 Pandemic... the OLEP-MLI/IATF team has been working assiduously to identify children most in need to ensure that they have access to an education and receive the support they so truly need.”
Representing Amalgamated Security Services Limited was its Executive Director, Mr. Curtis Cummings, who said, “I am a product of Morvant and I am so happy for the opportunity to be involved in such a project to help the community. The youths in that area deserve a chance to be able to continue their education during this challenging time. We at Amalgamated congratulate OLEP and the IATF team for the work they have done to make this possible.”
Members of the IATF Hearts and Minds Programme, who are in charge of distributing the devices, were also present to receive them on behalf of the schools and communities in East Port of Spain.
These devices will be donated to twenty-one (21) schools and communities over this holiday period and beyond. This first phase targets students preparing for the SEA, CSEC and CAPE examination in 2021.
Also in attendance were Mr. Robert Baur, Group Marketing Manager, Amalgamated Security Services; Mr. Oswain Subero, Superintendent of Police, Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Hearts and Minds Programme, Trinidad and Tobago Police Service; Mr. Allan Meiguel, Deputy Director, Office of Law Enforcement Policy (OLEP); Officers attached to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Hearts and Minds Programme and Teachers from the St. Hilda’s Government Primary School, the Bethlehem Boys’ R.C. Primary School and the Laventille Boys’ Government Primary School.