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Cumana youth show culture knowledge in TSTT competition

Trinidad - Elleisha Serapio and Hulda Roberts bested the competition in their respective age groups to take first prizes in TSTT’s “We Culture” competition in Cumana. The contest, which gave school students a chance to show their knowledge of calypso icons, was a first for the northeastern community.

In her submission Serapio (winner of the 10-13 category) focused on Lord Kitchener, while Roberts (14-16) dealt with the Mighty Terror. They won mobile handsets, book bags, memory sticks and stationary. All the competitors received TSTT gift tokens.

“We Culture” was created to engender the research, presentation and creative skills of its young participants while at the same time increase their appreciation of Trinidad and Tobago’s history and culture. The competition was initiative of TSTT’s Community Communications Centre (CCC) in Cumana.

“We wanted to create an event that both entertained and informed the young people of Cumana,” explained Camille Salandy, TSTT’s manager of Public Relations and External Affairs. “TSTT believes that besides the value we bring to communities by providing access to communications services, we should do what we can to enhance the lives and promote the development of their children.”

The CCCs were created to contribute to TSTT’s overall social responsibility goals and increase telecommunications services to outlying and underserved areas.

“We Culture” participants were required to complete a 300-word submission from a list of topics dealing with aspects of the chosen calypsonian’s life and career as well and the meaning of calypso in their own young lives. They were also required to draw an 11” X 17” picture or caricature of their chosen icon.

Runners up included Jubarry Miller and Hannah Roberts in the junior age group and Candit Deleon and Ciline Wallace in the senior group.,Elleisha Serapio and Hulda Roberts bested the competition in their respective age groups to take first prizes in TSTT’s “We Culture” competition in Cumana. The contest, which gave school students a chance to show their knowledge of calypso icons, was a first for the northeastern community.

In her submission Serapio (winner of the 10-13 category) focused on Lord Kitchener, while Roberts (14-16) dealt with the Mighty Terror. They won mobile handsets, book bags, memory sticks and stationary. All the competitors received TSTT gift tokens.

“We Culture” was created to engender the research, presentation and creative skills of its young participants while at the same time increase their appreciation of Trinidad and Tobago’s history and culture. The competition was initiative of TSTT’s Community Communications Centre (CCC) in Cumana.

“We wanted to create an event that both entertained and informed the young people of Cumana,” explained Camille Salandy, TSTT’s manager of Public Relations and External Affairs. “TSTT believes that besides the value we bring to communities by providing access to communications services, we should do what we can to enhance the lives and promote the development of their children.”

The CCCs were created to contribute to TSTT’s overall social responsibility goals and increase telecommunications services to outlying and underserved areas.

“We Culture” participants were required to complete a 300-word submission from a list of topics dealing with aspects of the chosen calypsonian’s life and career as well and the meaning of calypso in their own young lives. They were also required to draw an 11” X 17” picture or caricature of their chosen icon.

Runners up included Jubarry Miller and Hannah Roberts in the junior age group and Candit Deleon and Ciline Wallace in the senior group.