Celebrating Mothers Event
We Care Deaf Support Network held its first Tea Party and Prize Giving show coordinated by Events Just For You
at #27 Beckles Lane, Tacarigua. The event was held in keeping with the organizations objective of supporting Deaf students in various developmental and life skills training programmes.
The event ‘Celebrating Mothers’ was geared towards celebrating Mother’s Day 2015 and high on the agenda was the prize giving for their Essay Competition that allowed Deaf students, between the ages of 10-17yrs old, the opportunity to write on the following topic: “Why I Love My Mother”. The activity created a platform for Deaf students to engage their writing skills where they practised effective communication and positive expressions as they are faced with a number of challenges relating to English language.
Invitations were sent to Deaf students of both Primary and Secondary Schools/Units in Trinidad and Tobago. Some schools expressed concern and taught that the essay might be to challenging for their students, however, three students from Cascade School for the Deaf, Belmont Unit, took up the challenge and placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the primary school category.
In the secondary school category, seven students submitted essays. 5 from Trinidad and two from Tobago. Eldorado West Secondary came out the winner, with Tobago School for the Deaf Speech and Language Impairment in 2nd place and South East Port of Spain, Secondary School in 3rd
The first prize was sponsored by Chaconia Support Group and Trinidad and Tobago Association for the Hearing Impaired (TTAHI) sponsored the 2nd and 3rd place prizes.
CSG Managing Director, Jay Clarke, was present to assisting in presenting the Challenge Trophies to the winners of the Primary and Secondary School Category. Additional gift vouchers were presented to the winning participants themselves as a motivation and inspiration to continue working hard.
The event also featured a Mini Fashion show with Deaf Models Pauline Weston and Christina, displaying swim wear and gym wear design by Ms Venessa Ballantyne, entertainment by The Nightingales and a special talk by Professor Hutchinson of UWI on the ‘Future of Disability in T&T’.
Ian Dhanoolal and Adana Mutope also displayed their jewellery and batik designs.
Special thanks to Chaconia Support Group (CSG) and T& T Association for the Hearing Impaired (TTAHI) for sponsoring the prizes. To Jeffery Vance of Coco Cola Ltd, Marlon Richardson distributor of FRESH Juices , Joel Jemmot and Sandra Wellington for assistance with door prizes, VCTT, WeCare planning committee and all those who attended to make the event a success.