JCI Trinidad (formerly JCI Port of Spain)
JCI (Junior Chamber International) Trinidad belongs to a worldwide organisation of nearly a quarter of a million members – young leaders in their 20s and 30s – in over one hundred countries and territories. Through various local, national and international projects and events, JCI members meet, learn and grow. JCI also has millions of alumni, many of whom provide support to active members. JCI came to the Caribbean first through Port of Spain in 1949.
Adopt a Home: Rainbow Rescue Initiative
The Rainbow Rescue Home is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) incorporated in 1999. The adopt a home initiative undertaken by JCI Trinidad commenced on April 10th 2022 during NEVP Kevin Cornette Official Visit. The project aims to provide the necessary building repairs required, a viable solution to achieve sustainable food security and mentorship to the Rainbow Rescue home for Socially Displaced Boys between the ages of ten (10). Additionally, in keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of “Achieving No Hunger By 2030”, in April were the kitchen garden. Planting assorted vegetables used for meal preparation at the Home.
Adopt a Home: Rainbow Rescue Initiative
Through the support of our membership, Corporate and Civil Society Partners to adopt this home we have implemented the “Eat what you grow challenge” where we assisted the home with achieving sustainable food production as a means of reducing expenditure and facilitating healthy consumption habits. In June we executed our second visit and distributed items sponsored by Caribbean Airlines to the boys at the home which included pillows, blankets, and jersey. We also monitored our kitchen garden which is thriving exceptionally well and the cooks at the home reported on the frequent use the various vegetables from the garden and the decrease in their grocery bills.
Youth Entrepreneurship and Business Island Initiative:
In commemoration of International Youth Day with the United Nations theme; Intergenerational Solidarity, Creating A World for All Ages, JCI Trinidad has embarked on an educational and developmental initiative for youth entrepreneurs throughout the island of Trinidad. The project is branded as JCI Trinidad Youth Month entitled Youth Entrepreneurship and Business Island Initiative - YEBII. Each week within the month has an impactful activity geared towards Sustainable development goals. The project serves as a platform for JCI Trinidad to rebrand itself from its former name JCI Port of Spain, while fostering partnerships with youth organisations in various communities across Trinidad.
Restoration of our Chapter
In recent years the chapter building of JCI Port of Spain has become dilapidated. As a result the 2016 board and its members have decided that a refurbishment is needed. This will be under the direct purview of the Property committee and its Chairman. It is said, “Home is where the heart is” and we at JCI Port of Spain have acknowledged this. The Chapters refurbishment will commence on the 20th February, 2016 and will run throughout the year to make this project objective a but in transforming the world to be active citizens.
This project will be a spin off from our previous Impact 100 project executed in 2015 and is themed “Impact 101.” Improvements upon the original project ideas will see this year’s edition capitalising on the awareness and drive for 100% increase in membership for the Chapter. A series of campaigns and visits to prospective locations will be carried out, to stir drive for persons to attend the gala function which will serve as the culmination of the Impact 101 Project. This event is carded for the month of April.
Tribute to President Raychelle Brathwaite
It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of Local President for JCI Chaconia (Trinidad) Raychelle Brathwaite on Jan 11, 2015, following a brief illness. A beautiful individual, Raychelle was also the daughter of our beloved JCI Senators Ray and Joy Brathwaite. On behalf of JCI West Indies, we join our JCI family in expressing condolences to the entire Brathwaite family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gone too soon..
President: Ancilla Kirby