Opposition Leader, Kamla Persa-Bissessar, is urging citizens in the nation to “refocus our energies, efforts and resources towards fulfilling the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a UN Convention to which this country is signatory.
In her message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the former prime minister and UNC political leader says the promotion and celebration of children’s rights will only redound towards building a better world for T&T’s children.
Education minister, Anthony Garcia, has revealed his personal dream for the children of this country.
In a personal message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the minister says hopes to see one day that every child can receive a quality education at any school in this country.
The minister also makes an appeal for all hands on deck, to help the ministry achieve this goal.
The full text of the minister’s remarks, follow…
Venezuelan migrant children received special equipment today, to ensure they can continue with their education while in this country.
UNICEF and the European Union, together with local partners Living Water Community, have been collaborating to ensure that migrant Venezuelan children have access to formal education opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago.
As part of these efforts, the EU has funded a project which provides tablets to the children to use as part of a blended online/face-to-face instruction programme.
Former Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has called on his successor Terrence Deyalsingh to pay special attention to the children of incarcerated people.
High Court Judge Justice Frank Seepersad says the crisis facing children in T&T can be evidenced by the staggering workload seen in the newly-opened Children’s Division of the Supreme Court.
Delivering the sermon at the Marabella Presbyterian Church yesterday, Seepersad said a special prayer for students who will be writing the Secondary Entrance Assessment examinations on Thursday. He urged parents to continue to support their children and encourage healthy study habits.
High Court judge Justice Sharon Gibson has handed down an order making two children who are returning from Syria, wards of the court.
The children will be under the control of the Children's Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Authority has been granted a Child Assessment Order to assess the state of the children's health, development and the manner in which they have been treated.
The assessment will entail medical, social, psychological, psychosocial, psychoeducational and psychiatric examination of the children and their parents or guardians.