Introduction: At ROOTS Foundation, we are thrilled to announce the remarkable achievements of our dedicated Abyssinia team and the inspiring youth cohort involved in our “Effective Community Youth Project.” This initiative encompasses a range of impactful programs designed to promote positive change and challenge harmful gender expressions. Through collaborative efforts and the generous support of various stakeholders and funders, we have been able to create a safer and more inclusive community for everyone.
Real Talk Rap Session: One of the key components of our project is the Real Talk Rap Session, where open and honest discussions take place to address pressing issues affecting our youth. This interactive platform encourages participants to share their thoughts, concerns, and experiences, fostering a supportive environment for personal growth and self-expression.
School Safety Guide Toolkit: Recognizing the importance of creating safe learning environments, we have developed a comprehensive School Safety Guide Toolkit. This resource equips educators, administrators, and students with practical strategies to enhance safety, prevent bullying, and cultivate a positive school culture.
Creative Life Skills: Through engaging workshops and activities, our Creative Life Skills program empowers young individuals with essential life skills such as critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving. By nurturing their creative potential, we enable them to explore their talents and broaden their horizons.
Rites of Passage Weekend Retreat: To facilitate personal growth and self-discovery, we organize a transformative Rites of Passage Weekend Retreat. This immersive experience provides a supportive space for young people to reflect on their journey, embrace their identity, and develop a sense of purpose and responsibility within their community.
Youth-Peer Mentorship Programme: Our Youth-Peer Mentorship Programme pairs experienced mentors with youth participants, fostering meaningful connections and providing guidance, support, and positive role models. This mentorship initiative plays a crucial role in empowering young individuals to overcome challenges and reach their full potential.
Acknowledging Our Partners: We extend our deepest gratitude to our esteemed partners and funders, including the Ministry of Education, Citizen Security Programme, Ministry of National Security, Ministry of Youth Development and National Service, Trinidad and Tobago U.S. Embassy, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the UNDPTT, University of the West Indies, and University of Leicester. Their unwavering support has been instrumental in driving the success of our community-focused initiatives.
Conclusion: At ROOTS Foundation, we take immense pride in the accomplishments of our Abyssinia team and the youth cohort involved in the “Effective Community Youth Project.” Together, we are making a significant impact by challenging harmful gender expressions, promoting positive change, and creating a safer and more inclusive community for all. We remain committed to empowering our youth and fostering a bright and promising future for generations to come.
Join us in celebrating this incredible journey of growth, resilience, and transformation. Together, we can continue to uplift our community and empower young individuals to become catalysts for positive change