Ministry hosts PIES Session with Culture Organizations
Port-of-Spain --- The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (MSDFS) hosted a Virtual Public Information, Education and Sensitization Series (PIES) for several cultural organizations, namely Pan Trinbago, the Copyright Music Organization of Trinidad & Tobago (COTT) and the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organization (TUCO) on Wednesday September 8th. The Ministry is committed to collaborating with key stakeholders in order to reach the vulnerable populations in our country. These PIES sessions are geared towards providing information on the social services available at the Ministry and how these could be accessed by those most in need, with a view to ensuring their independent living and advancement. These sessions also foster opportunities for partnership on the many and varied social issues impacting the vulnerable.
During the engagement, several issues were raised concerning the eligibility for grants and special circumstances where exceptions may be given for the access to grants. These concerns were noted for follow up action to be undertaken.
The Ministry of Social Development and Family Services remains committed to collaborating with all sectors to ensure that no one is left behind.