Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL’s) recently partnered with His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama, Japanese Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, to outfit, two Online Learning Student Support Centres in its host community of La Brea. The initiative was originally proposed by the Member of Parliament for La Brea, the Honourable Stephen McClashie who approached the organizations requesting support for online learning to be made available to several students within La Brea, who were disadvantaged following the switch from the physical classroom, to a remote, virtual learning environment, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday 26th January 2021, CGCL hosted a simple handover ceremony at its Administration and Production Building located at Union Industrial Estate, La Brea to transfer the items. At this event, several laptops, printers, stationery and sanitization items, as well as a special donation from the Embassy of Japan of the recently published local children’s storybook ‘Petra and the Poui’ were donated to the facilities located at the Vessigny Community Centre and the La Brea Nightingale Steel Orchestra Training Facility.
It is expected that the centres will provide a safe and technology-friendly learning haven for some 60 school-aged children, on a weekly basis. CGCL is pleased to have partnered with the Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago and the Office of the Member of Parliament for La Brea in this venture which directly aligns with the company’s focus on ‘Education’ as a strategic pillar of its CSR Interventions.