A bit about Couva.
Couva is an urban town in west-central Trinidad, south of Port of Spain and Chaguanas and north of San Fernando. It covers just about 68 square kilometers and includes the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and the Port of Point Lisas. It was also the site of a large sugar factory.
The Pt Lisas Industrial Estate
Industries located there include numerous ammonia plants and methanol plants, melamine manufacturing plants, a urea manufacturing plant; a natural gas to liquids processing facility and it is the site of two power stations and a large reverse osmosis water desalination plant.
UTT Aviation Campus
Also situated in the Couva area is the University of Trinidad & Tobago’s Aviation Campus, a premier facility for industry-relevant aviation training using state-of-the-art learning spaces and technology.
We have 3 secondary and 4 primary schools. There are also businesses of all types served by the Energy Chamber and the Point Lisas Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Couva is also the site of the National Cricket Centre and the National Aquatic Centre.
As in all communities there are women and girls who are disadvantaged and who will benefit from the presence of SI Couva . We have already started to serve them.
Since being formed in March 2021 we have been able to complete the following projects:
1. Mother’s Day Breakfast Box Fundraiser
2. Covid-19 Relief Hamper Drive
3. Virtual Vacation Camp – “Girl Pioneers: Create, Envision, Lead!”
4. Tech for Girls Workshop (App development) – in collaboration with RSC (Restore a Sense of I can) another NGO
5. Seafood Boil Fundraiser
6. Breast Cancer Awareness Project – Providing information and Q&A segments
7. Virtual Christmas Market Project – supporting and promoting our local female artisans
SI Couva participated in the SI Friendship Day hosted by SI San Fernando at La Vega, Gran Couva on the 19th of March, 2023. They were dressed in various combinations of attire representing the sixties which was the theme for the event
SI Couva celebrates IWD 2023.
Equality is not enough, we do not all start from the same place, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action.
Charter Team of SI San Fernando had a Development Day for SI Couva members.
SI San Fernando was happy to have its first face to face Development Day with our baby club Soroptimist International Club of Couva. It was a very productive and inspiring session of learning and sisterhood in the true spirit of Soroptimism. The session was led by the charter team.
Soroptimist International Couva
Movie Night Fundraiser
Date: 28th December 2022
Venue: Estate 101, Saddle Road , Maraval (Opposite Massy Stores)
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