The first Newsletter of 2021 features stories on our transition to virtual training and the triumphs of our communities over the challenges of the pandemic. Enjoy!
In this edition: Trinidad Systems Limited Foundation – TSL is celebrating 40 years of service in Trinidad and welcomed this collaboration with Habitat in serving a family. Habitat hosted 62 volunteers over 6 builds contributing 606 hours. This home was dedicated at the end of September 2020 Community Response to COVID19 – In this unprecedented
Housing is a fundamental human right. As a global entity, we continue to champion this right, especially for the vulnerable. Habitat has positioned itself to advocate for simple, decent, affordable housing, and we are mindful that Covid-19 has had a very devastating effect on people living in inadequate housing conditions. If we are genuinely trying
Habitat Trinidad-and-Tobago is pleased to be a part of the Homes Communities, Hope + You (HCH+Y) Global Campaign. We are using this opportunity of shared resources and messaging to leverage global support and awareness to: • Encourage our national community to follow health and sanitation guidelines to remain safe at home during the pandemic; •
The information on this page is available as a Sign Language Video for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The World Health Organisation has officially stated that the current COVID19 situation is a pandemic. A pandemic is declared when a new disease for which people do not have immunity spreads around the world beyond expectations.
Homes, Communities, Hope + You As the world continues to grapple with the public health crisis and the economic impact of COVID-19, the importance of a place to call home has never been more pronounced. Since 1997, Habitat Trinidad and Tobago has supported families through many adversities. Now, in these very challenging times, we stand
A little late, due to the COVID19 lockdown, but giving you a taste of what’s to come in our 2020 Annual Shelter Report – ENJOY! In this edition …. A message from the National Director … “The days ahead will be difficult, but we at Habitat Trinidad and Tobago remain committed to supporting the
We are committed to a world where everyone: has a healthy place to live to contain the transmission of COVID-19, and is not forced from their homes due to economic hardships caused by COVID-19 As the economic crises arise from this context, the need for affordable, safe and healthy housing becomes more evident. As we
firstname.lastname@example.org Wallerfield, Trinidad and Tobago, June 2020 Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago recommenced its local programmes after the Covid-19 lockdown, with the launch of the Home Construction Training Exercise at the Cumuto Barracks of the Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force. The Proman family of companies is backing this project through a multi-year partnership established
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Habitat for Humanity prioritises the health and safety of the people in the communities we serve. We also took great care to minimise, and then to eliminate risks as much as is possible, to the staff, volunteers and partners who carry out our mission. Our guidance to Habitat Trinidad & Tobago
Habitat Trinidad and Tobago believes that everyone deserves to feel safe at home. But it’s safe to say that everyone feels a bit STUCK at home these days. Let’s not give up, let’s give back! Connect with friends and compete as a team, or go for gold on your own! Register for our Virtual Run here: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/31384/healthy-at-home-virtual-run Everyone that signs
The list of potential families requiring our services is increasing beyond our ability to address. The donor pool is rapidly declining and charity budgets are being sliced in painful measures. We also note that the volunteer offers are now increasing beyond our ability to engage. The question is, should we shelve our services temporarily?
In recent days and weeks, a wave of closures, cancellations and postponements has unfurled as the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged. Those decisions — taken individually, totalled in the aggregate — have been stunning acts of solidarity, expressions of concern and collective responsibility for the health of our communities.
Habitat for Humanity recognises the importance of water and sanitation in good health, and this is why we prioritize this area when helping homeowners improve their living environment. When an applicant does not meet the full criteria for a new build, we work with them to make gradual improvements to their current structure, beginning with