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Child Rights Ambassadors
26/02/2021

Child Rights Ambassadors

CHILD RIGHTS AMBASSADORS AWARDED FOR OUTSTANDING WORK

Port-of-Spain: The Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) with the responsibility of Gender and Child Affairs, presented prizes and awards to nine (9) Child Rights Ambassadors at a ceremony held on February 26th, 2021 at the OPM’s St. Clair Office. The rights of the child is enunciated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child and enacted in our legislation.

The 4th Annual Child Rights Ambassadors Programme commenced in October 2020. Seventy-two (72) young leaders were trained on their rights and responsibilities. The group included children with disabilities and children from community residences. Participants were required to create videos and posters using the information shared in the training session. The top submissions were posted on the OPM’s social media platforms which have received record breaking views, likes, shares and comments reaching over 100,000 persons across Trinidad and Tobago. All videos and posters can be found on Facebook and Instagram @ChildRightsAmb. Trinidad and Tobago now has 218 Child Rights Ambassadors in 96 primary and secondary schools.

Minister Webster-Roy in her address to awardees congratulated all participants for heeding the call to become Child Rights Ambassadors. The Minister also presented an award to Ms. Priyanka Lalla (Child Rights Ambassador), congratulating Ms Lalla on her appointment as the first UNICEF Youth Advocate from the Eastern Caribbean and for her continued advocacy work in the area of child and youth development. The Minister outlined the key role of the Ambassadors in the implementation of the National Child Policy. This will allow their views to be incorporated in the full implementation of the Policy.

The ceremony was preceded by an executive meeting with the Minister, Permanent Secretary and the Coordinator, Child Development at the Office of the Prime Minister specific to current issues impacting child development in Trinidad and Tobago.

To keep updated on the Ambassadors’ journey and to view all the videos and posters submitted, please visit our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts @ChildRightAmb. Please visit the website devoted to children at the ChildZone: http://opm-gca.gov.tt/Child/ChildZone .

Government remains committed to supporting children as they promote and protect their rights.

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26/02/2021

The Office of the Prime Minister's Child Rights Ambassadors Prize Giving and Awards Ceremony 2021

The Office of The Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) invites you to tune in to the LIVE stream of our Child Right...
25/02/2021

The Office of The Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) invites you to tune in to the LIVE stream of our Child Rights Ambassadors Prize Giving and Award Ceremony, on Friday 26th February, 2021 (tomorrow) at 11:30 am.

The LIVE stream of this event can be viewed on the Facebook and Instagram platforms of the Child Rights Ambassadors Programme (@ChildRightsAmb) and Office of the Prime Minister's Gender and Child Affairs (@GenderandChildAffairs).

All are invited!

 

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildRightsMatter #CRA #ChildRightsAmbassadors #ChildAffairs #TrinidadandTobago #AwardCeremony

In Issue #033 of The Bulletin, The Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) wishes to highlight "It Takes...
25/02/2021

In Issue #033 of The Bulletin, The Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) wishes to highlight "It Takes a Virtual Village"; a sixteen (16) week campaign undertaken by the Child Division of the OPM in collaboration with UNICEF and The Spotlight Initiative.

This digital campaign aims at tackling ALL forms of child abuse, with a focus on its prevalence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out more when you visit https://bit.ly/3aQBVr4 today!

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #UnitedNations #UNICEF #SpotlightInitiative #ChildAffairs #Abuse #ChildAbuse #EndChildAbuse # #ChildRights #ItTakesAVirtualVillage #ItTakesAVillage #WithHer #TrinidadandTobago #COVID19 #Coronavirus #Pandemic

TENDER NOTICE: Visit the Office of the Prime Minister's website at www.opm.gov.tt to view and download the tender docume...
21/02/2021

TENDER NOTICE: Visit the Office of the Prime Minister's website at www.opm.gov.tt to view and download the tender documents. For any further information or clarification, kindly email:
[email protected].

TENDER NOTICE: Visit the Office of the Prime Minister's website at www.opm.gov.tt to view and download the tender documents. For any further information or clarification, kindly email:
[email protected].

Did You Know?Did you know that according to Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child that ev...
21/02/2021

Did You Know?

Did you know that according to Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child that every child has the right to rest, relax and play and to take part in cultural and creative activities?

Allow your child to take a much needed break between classes, after hours or on a weekend! Take the time to enjoy each other’s company and grow closer together.

Visit https://bit.ly/37gvhYY or call 996 or 131 for more information today!

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildAffairs #ChildRightsMatter #ChildRights #Rest #Relax #Play #ChildrensRights #Abuse #ChildAbuse #EndChildAbuse #PhysicalAbuse #EmotionalAbuse #SexualAbuse #UNICEF #UnitedNations #UNICEFECA #UNCRC #SpotlightInitiative
#ItTakesAVirtualVillage #WithHer #TrinidadandTobago

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Tobago East, Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP, make...
20/02/2021

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Tobago East, Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP, makes her contribution during debate on the Tobago House of Assembly (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Tobago East, Hon. Ayanna Webster-Roy, MP, makes her contribution during debate on the Tobago House of Assembly (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

© 2021 Office of the Parliament. All rights reserved.

#NewFeatureAlertChildLine has added the  Child Zone offered by the Office of the Prime Minister's (Gender and Child Affa...
20/02/2021

#NewFeatureAlert

ChildLine has added the Child Zone offered by the Office of the Prime Minister's (Gender and Child Affairs) to the My ChildLine App.

This will further assist children in accessing useful resources. To access this new feature, simply click on the My ChildLine App today.
#OPMGCA #OPMTT #TrinidadandTobago #MyChildLineApp #ChildLine #MentalHealth #MentalHealthandWellnessWorkbook

Do you desire to represent Trinidad and Tobago in a pageant?Here is your opportunity to participate in a pageant with a ...
19/02/2021

Do you desire to represent Trinidad and Tobago in a pageant?

Here is your opportunity to participate in a pageant with a difference.

For more information, visit Miss Plus World Trinidad and Tobago to learn how you can signed up today!

#MissPlus #Pageant #TrinidadandTobago

Applications are invited for the National Screening of The First
MISS PLUS WORLD TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Pageant 2021.

STAY POSTED FOR :
Date, Time and Venue to be announced soon.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

*Must have been born in, or a naturalized citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.

*Must be a Natural Born Female.

*Must have a page

*Must be 20-35 years of age for the Miss Plus World Division

*Must be 36 years and older of age for the Ms. Plus Intercontinental Division

*Must be of good character

*Must NOT have any any criminal record

* Size 12 Upwards

* 160 lbs Weight and Upwards

*Must be a TEAM PLAYER Respectful of the Miss Plus World Trinidad and Tobago Organisation in its goal and visions.

SCREENING REQUIREMENTS :

*Two Photos :One full length with black background, one headshot with white background

*A pair of high heels (three inches and up, NO WEDGE ACCEPTED )

*Your resume

*Two character references

*Police Certificate of Character

*Three hundred dollars registration fees are NON - REFUNDABLE

18/02/2021
ChildLineTT

Here is a life lesson that reminds us that we do not know it all. We need to remember that there is no shame in not knowing, the shame is in not finding out.

Here is a life lesson that reminds us that we do not know it all. We need to remember that there is no shame in not knowing, the shame is in not finding out.

17/02/2021
Television Interview: Mental Health and Wellness Workbook

#ICYMI
In the face of COVID-19, Mental Health Awareness is key to ensuring the welfare of children.

This morning's interview (Wednesday 17th February, 2021) on TV6’s Morning Edition Programme , Mr. Bertrand Moses, Coordinator, Child Development, Office of the Prime Minister; Ms. Priyanka Lalla, Child Rights Ambassadors and UNICEF Youth Advocate and Mr. Fazeer Mohammed, TV 6 presenter discussed the new Mental Health and Wellness Workbook available for students across Trinidda and Tobago.

The workbook seeks to educate children on how they can manage their mental health and prepare for their re-adjustment to school. Key features of the interactive workbook include tips, games, quizzes, activities, links to apps, and other useful information to enhance children’s mental health. The workbook also includes child rights and child abuse education with contact numbers, websites and social media links for the relevant helplines and referral agencies.

Find out more! The Workbook and other Mental Health Resources are available for download here: http://opm-gca.gov.tt/Child/ChildZone/MentalHealth .


#MentalHealth #MentalHealthAndWellnessWookbook #COVID19 #ChildRights #Ambassadors #UNICEF #OPM #OPMGCA #TrinidadandTobago #BackToSchool #UNICEFECA

16/02/2021
ChildLineTT

Let's welcome Reshme Ramlogan, a ChildLine Virtual Ambassador for this week's Storytime! Today's story is "Lola the Hedgahog", a story about wisdom and protecting others.

Let's welcome Reshme Ramlogan, a ChildLine Virtual Ambassador for this week's Storytime! Today's story is "Lola the Hedgehog", a story about wisdom and protecting others.

According to the United Nations, child abuse refers to an act of commission that is outside of accepted cultural norms. ...
15/02/2021

According to the United Nations, child abuse refers to an act of commission that is outside of accepted cultural norms. It can include physical abuse, sexual abuse and emotional abuse.

As a parent, it is important that you create a safe space for your child(ren); your child(ren) deserves to feel and be safe from all harm and danger.

Find out ways you can support your child(ren), receive help and more information when you visit https://bit.ly/2N7YONH or call 996 or 131 today!

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildAffairs #ChildRightsMatter #ChildRights #ChildrensRights #Abuse #ChildAbuse #EndChildAbuse #PhysicalAbuse #EmotionalAbuse #SexualAbuse #UNICEF #UnitedNations #UNICEFECA #SpotlightInitiative #UNCRC #ItTakesAVirtualVillage #WithHer #TrinidadandTobago

Tomorrow is Storytime!Join us at 3:00pm on Facebook and 3:30pm on Instagram for "Lola the Hedgehog" by Reshme Ramlogan, ...
15/02/2021

Tomorrow is Storytime!
Join us at 3:00pm on Facebook and 3:30pm on Instagram for "Lola the Hedgehog" by Reshme Ramlogan, a ChildLine Virtual Ambassador!
#storytime #storytelling

Tomorrow is Storytime!
Join us at 3:00pm on Facebook and 3:30pm on Instagram for "Lola the Hedgehog" by Reshme Ramlogan, a ChildLine Virtual Ambassador!

#storytime #storytelling

#ICYMI here are some tips that can help you support your child’s emotional well-being during COVID-19 and throughout the...
13/02/2021

#ICYMI here are some tips that can help you support your child’s emotional well-being during COVID-19 and throughout the new school term.

For more child mental health resources such as videos, workbooks and graphic designs, visit https://bit.ly/3oKwHAN today!

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildAffairs #ChildRightsMatter #ChildRights #ChildrensRights #MentalHealthMatters #YourHealthYourWealth #7MentalHealthTips #UNICEF #UnitedNations #UNICEFECA #UNCRC #TrinidadandTobago

By practicing simple breathing exercises on a regular basis, you can teach your child or children how to relax and remai...
12/02/2021

By practicing simple breathing exercises on a regular basis, you can teach your child or children how to relax and remain calm.

Find more tips, child mental health resources such as videos, workbooks and graphic designs, when you visit https://bit.ly/3oKwHAN today!

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildAffairs #ChildRightsMatter #ChildRights #ChildrensRights #MentalHealthMatters #YourHealthYourWealth #MentalHealthTip#7 #Rest #Relax #StayCalm #BreathingExercises #UNICEF #UnitedNations #UNICEFECA #UNCRC #TrinidadandTobago

The Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) is proud to introduce Ms. Christy De Souza as our feature co...
11/02/2021

The Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) is proud to introduce Ms. Christy De Souza as our feature columnist for The Bulletin January 2021 Issue.

In this and every issue following for 2021, Ms. De Souza will discuss child rights from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child and give us some insight on what it means to be an advocate in support of persons living with Down Syndrome.

Find out more about our writer and read "As A Child" when you CLICK: http://opm-gca.gov.tt/Resources/Publications/TheBulletin .

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #TheBulletin #Bulletin #ChildRights #AsAChild #ChildRightsMatter #Columnist #TrinidadandTobago

If you need someone to talk to, help is available. Contact ChildLine @ 131 or 800-4321 today!For child mental health res...
11/02/2021

If you need someone to talk to, help is available. Contact ChildLine @ 131 or 800-4321 today!

For child mental health resources such as videos, workbooks and graphic designs, please visit our website - https://bit.ly/3oKwHAN#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildAffairs #ChildRightsMatter #ChildRights #ChildrensRights #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthTip#6 #Mental HealthProfessional #YourHealthYourWealth #UNICEF #UnitedNations #UNICEFECA #UNCRC #TrinidadandTobago

#ICYMI the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) in collaboration with UNICEF has completed it's Child...
11/02/2021
Mental health workbook developed to help children cope during pandemic

#ICYMI the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) in collaboration with UNICEF has completed it's Child Mental Health and Wellness Workbook just in time for the new school term.

This workbook would be distributed to 40,000 students throughout Trinidad and Tobago and is also available for download here: https://bit.ly/3tKKbQG

Read all about it on LOOPTT when you CLICK the link: https://bit.ly/3a4C3mz

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #UNICEF #UnitedNations #ChildAffairs #ChildMentalHealth #Wellness #SocialWellBeing #ChildRights #ChildRightsMatter #Health #MentalHealth #Workbook #TrinidadandTobago

As some of the nation’s children head back out to school, an effort is being made to assist them with any mental and emotional issues wrought by the pandemic. A mental

Part four (4) of The Bulletin Series for our December 2020 Issue, highlights the recent laying of the National Child Pol...
11/02/2021

Part four (4) of The Bulletin Series for our December 2020 Issue, highlights the recent laying of the National Child Policy as a white paper in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.

Read all about it when you click here: http://www.opm-gca.gov.tt/Resources/Publications/TheBulletin

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #NationalChildPolicy #Policy #WhitePaper #ChildAffairs #ChildProtection #ChildRightsMatter #ChildRights #ParliamentTT #TrinidadandTobago

Is your child feeling overwhelmed or worried during COVID-19 and needs someone to talk to? Identify a trusted adult such...
10/02/2021

Is your child feeling overwhelmed or worried during COVID-19 and needs someone to talk to? Identify a trusted adult such as a teacher from school who would be willing to lend a listening ear.

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildAffairs #ChildRightsMatter #ChildRights #ChildrensRights #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthTip#5 #TrustedAdult #YourHealthYourWealth #UNICEF #UnitedNations #UNICEFECA #UNCRC #TrinidadandTobago

Did you know that you can support your children’s emotional well-being by encouraging them contact their friends for a q...
10/02/2021

Did you know that you can support your children’s emotional well-being by encouraging them contact their friends for a quick check-up?

Learn more on how you can promote their mental health and access child mental health resources such as videos, workbooks and graphic designs by visiting https://bit.ly/3oKwHAN today! Also, be sure to look out for an additional tip at 6pm today!

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildAffairs #ChildRightsMatter #ChildRights #ChildrensRights #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthTip#4 #ConnectingwithFriends #YourHealthYourWealth #UNICEF #UnitedNations #UNICEFECA #UNCRC #TrinidadandTobago

#BackByPopularDemand ChildLine's FREE webinar entitled "Staying Safe While Staying Relevant on Social Media" takes place...
09/02/2021

#BackByPopularDemand ChildLine's FREE webinar entitled "Staying Safe While Staying Relevant on Social Media" takes place on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th February, 2021. As a parent or guardian, it is important to be in the know and keep your children SAFE!

Register by 12:00pm on Tuesday 16th February to take advantage of this opportunity. Register TODAY at childlinett.org/viral!!!

#ChildLine #SocialMedia #StayingSafe #StayingRelevant #OPM #OPMGCA #TrinidadandTobago #FreeWebinar #RegisterNow #DigitalSafety #OnlineSafety #Cyberbulling #InappropriateContent #OnlineSolicitation #InternetSafety #OnlinePrivacy #OnlinePradator #Predator #StrangerDanger

Scheduling fun, creative activities is one way to help your child relax. Playing a game, listening to music and exercisi...
09/02/2021

Scheduling fun, creative activities is one way to help your child relax. Playing a game, listening to music and exercising are just some of the ways that you can help maintain a healthy environment.

For more child mental health resources such as videos, workbooks and graphic designs, please visit https://bit.ly/3oKwHAN.

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildAffairs #ChildRightsMatter #ChildRights #ChildrensRights #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealth #Tip3 #YourHealthYourWealth #Fun #Relax #Rest #UNICEF #UnitedNations #UNICEFECA #UNCRC #TrinidadandTobago

Need help in planning activities to support your children emotionally?Help is available via the Ministry of Education’s ...
08/02/2021

Need help in planning activities to support your children emotionally?

Help is available via the Ministry of Education’s Student Support Services Division.

For more child mental health resources such as videos, workbooks and graphic designs, please visit https://bit.ly/3oKwHAN today!

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildAffairs #ChildRightsMatter #ChildRights #ChildrensRights #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthTip#2 #CopingEmotionally #YourHealthYourWealth #UNICEF #UnitedNations #UNICEFECA #UNCRC #TrinidadandTobago

Are you constantly worried about securing your child’s emotional well-being during COVID and as they return to school? H...
07/02/2021

Are you constantly worried about securing your child’s emotional well-being during COVID and as they return to school?

Here is a useful tip that can prevent emotional distress. For more child mental health resources such as videos, workbooks and graphic designs, please visit https://bit.ly/3oKwHAN today.

#OPMTT #OPMGCA #ChildAffairs #ChildRightsMatter #ChildRights #ChildrensRights #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthTip1 #YourHealthYourWealth #UNICEF #UnitedNations #UNICEFECA #UNCRC #TrinidadandTobago

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People waiting at ptsc city gate in port of spain for the limited bus to san fernando since 6pm. Now its after 8pm and people still waiting on a bus. The manager or whoever is in charge of ptsc in san fernando should be fired immediately. 15-09-2020.
Well done Alpha Sennon.
Good afternoon. In light of the honourable PM announcement that schools would be closed for a week beginning 14 to 20 March 2020, and because children cannot be left alone at home, parents who do not have arrangements in place would have to stay home to supervise their children. This can have an adverse effect on the family finances as well as the parents' jobs. Please advise parents and employers in the circumstances.
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I am sending this plea to everyone on Facebook in Trinidad and Tobago: Please everyone, pray Psalm 91 everyday and rid this country of all of this blood shedding no matter who is killed. Our streets are more flooded with blood than rain water! Will their be a country for our children to inherit? Or will we have to send them abroad after SEA for their own safety and real future?