Lending Educational Support – Aaiden Eugene (second from left) is flanked by (L to R) Jason Johnson, Treasurer, TTPS Social and Welfare Association; NP’s CEO (Ag.), John Gormandy; and NP’s Retail Network Partnership Manager, Ronald Clarke, at the Laventille Service Station. (Image courtesy NP)

Aaiden Eugene, a young gas station attendant who captured the country’s heart with his inspirational story of how he was putting himself through tertiary education by working part time, has received some additional support towards his degree goal from his employer, National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP).

Aaiden had received a tablet and a backpack to hold his textbooks from the company at the end of last month.

“NP believes that the pursuit of education at all levels is paramount to the development of our youth. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, the Company commits to providing tangible support to the youth in the community and within its Service Station network,” the company said in an official statement.

NP said it was happy to support the young man after hearing of his educational efforts.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic gave rise to challenges to many, Trinidad & Tobago National Petroleum Marketing Company Limited (NP) is proud to recognize Aaiden Eugene, a Forecourt Attendant at the Laventille Service Station,” NP says in the release.

“Aaiden, who hails from Second Caledonia, Morvant, is the holder of seven (7) CXC O’Level subjects and is working parttime while pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering,” the company stated.

NP revealed in the release: “At a presentation at the Service Station on Thursday, October 28th, 2021, NP’s Chief Executive Officer (Ag.), Mr. John Gormandy presented Aaiden with an Amazon Tablet and Backpack in support of his academic goals. Also on hand for the presentation was Mr. Jason Johnson, Treasurer of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Social and Welfare Association (TTPSSWA), the operators of the NP Laventille Station.”