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Mango’s Epic community project

Published: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Citizens in East Trinidad are taking steps to adopt healthier lifestyles.

The Malabar Arima Non-Government Organisation (Mango) has taken full opportunity of the Epic initiative facilitated by the Digicel Foundation, to promote self-reliance, health and wellness on their path to healthy living.

Their initiative, Making Arima Green Again, focuses on a grow-box project at the community centre and a Market Day.

The Market Day will highlight the benefits of growing one’s food and expose residents to varying entrepreneurial opportunities.

During the intervention, 500-600 plants will be distributed and residents can take advantage of workshop sessions conducted on developing kitchen gardens along with advice on care and maintenance of plants.

This community project will be done in collaboration with the Malabar Community Council, the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries and the Digicel Foundation.

To get the project rolling Digicel Foundation assistant accountant Videsh Lal and board director Vindra Dhanraj presented a cheque in the sum of $33,750 to Mango president Kerry Ann Sudama, PRO Angelo Marcelle and director Kathleen Diaz-Rogers at Digicel’s Head Office on Maraval Rd, Port-of-Spain.

This is yet another community venture made possible through the Digicel Foundation’s Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (Epic) initiative.

Epic was established to work directly with community-based organisations (CBOs) and encourage public private sector partnerships.