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Trini raises flag on highest mountain in Europe

Mungalsingh, who resides in London, embarked on the climb of 18,500 feet and he surpassed the target of achieving a $1 donation for every foot climbed.

 

His mission was aimed at raising funds geared to finishing The Elpis Centre's emergency transitional home for vulnerable pregnant women in Trinidad.

Toronto women using literacy to change the lives of men in jail

Robyn Keystone and Martha Jodhan launched Literal Change last August. The non-profit program has volunteers visit two of Ontario's maximum security detention centres weekly to help incarcerated men improve their reading and writing.

From Alta to law school

At age 27, barely able to spell more than his name, John Bascombe made the decision to go to Adult Literacy Tutors Association (Alta) classes. Just eight years later, the Crown Trace, Enterprise, Chaguanas resident has completed the Alta programme, passed CXC and CAPE exams and has been accepted to law school and will begin his first classes in September.

Changing A Village Through Education

There are many philosophies which posit that education is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, vehicles for social change and behaviour modification. 

It is this philosophy that is the driving force behind Beetham Gardens Learning Support Centre. 

Top teacher fights for Canada's indigenous people

As a little girl growing up in rural Nova Scotia in Canada, Maggie MacDonnell was worried by locals gossiping about the Mi'kmaq indigenous people who lived on a nearby reserve. They said the Mi'kmaq were trapping on her family's land.

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