Agri training for Laventille Morvant Schools' Improvement Project

Participants at the Stakeholder Engagement Symposium on Monday May 6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for the Laventille Morvant Schools' Improvement Project (LMSIP)

The Ministry of Education hosted a Stakeholder Engagement Symposium on Monday May 6, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for the Laventille Morvant Schools' Improvement Project (LMSIP), entitled "I Am The Change."

The vision of the LMSIP is to develop and support the potential of every student in academics, arts, history and cultural heritage which empowers them to flourish into inspired, confident and creative learners who will become lifelong achievers and contribute positively to community and society.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries was represented by Petal Ram, Deputy Director of the Extension, Training and Information Services Division, (ETISD).

In her contribution, Ram informed the stakeholders that the ETISD is available to train the participants in the production and maintenance of plants, pest and disease management, and remain committed to provide technical support and advice to the LMSIP.  She also indicated that the Horticultural Services Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries can provide training and support in landscaping.

The LMSIP was conceptualized by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago as an intervention programme for students who face an environment of high criminal activity, poverty, parental apathy and social depravation. Twenty five schools (20 primary and 5 secondary) within the Morvant/Laventille communities are involved in the project.

The symposium was also addressed by Minister of Education Anthony Garcia, Minister in the Ministry of Education Dr. Lovell Francis,  and  Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs Fitzgerald Hinds.

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