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TSTT Foundation Provides Carnival ID Cards to Police

In a continued effort to make this Carnival weekend safe for thousands of children who will take to the streets as masqueraders and spectators, the TSTT Foundation has sponsored 15, 000 ID cards for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service.

TSTT has provided Carnival ID Cards for children for more than 10 years. The intent is to keep children safe during the hectic weekend by quickly enabling authorities to reunite any child who is separated from their parent or guardian.

Speaking at the handover of the ID cards, Sargeant Grant of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service described the ID cards as a vital part of the national Carnival security effort. “These cards provide invaluable peace of mind. Ensuring that even the youngest masqueraders and spectators can be easily identified while they are on the move. The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is committed to protecting and serving with pride and initiatives like this help in making that possible”. Sargeant Grant extended gratitude on behalf of the Police Service for TSTT’s support of this and other initiatives.

Camille Salandy, Head Public Relations and External Affairs at TSTT expressed her pleasure at this powerful partnership with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. “TSTT and the TTPS have a shared commitment to promoting safety during Carnival 2008 and these ID cards facilitate safety for the younger participants. This is especially significant since today’s young carnival enthusiasts are tomorrow’s cultural icons and it is imperative that we secure them and do so in a way that still enables them freedom of movement and expression during the national festival.”

The TSTT Foundation is a multi-million dollar corporate social responsibility programme that promotes youth development initiatives in the areas of culture, sport, education and health nation wide.