Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 25th 2014 Contents B30
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The incumbent organizes, develops and maintains systematic collection of books, periodicals and other recorded
material and makes them available to the members of the Bureau sta and stakeholders.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
A successful candidate is expected to:
the maintenance of records concerning its issue and return, and related matters.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
decision making skills. Excellent communication skills are imperative.
CLOSING DATE: 2014-09-30
Applications are invited for the position of
in the Standards Information Centre
Applications should be delivered to:
The Human Resource Development Officer
Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards
1-2 Century Drive,
Trincity Industrial Estate,
Or via email to: email@example.com
Title: Re: Application for Librarian
Please note that unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
When the Florence Foundation
Wesleyan Children s Home was found-
ed in Freeport in 1997, it became a
safe haven for displaced and at-risk
children. Since then, the home has
housed over 40 children in their times
of need, many who have gone on to
create their own success stories and
endeavour to help others the way they
However, staff and board members
at the home say the future of the home
is now in jeopardy, as the building faces
numerous problems, chief among them,
a dilapidated and leaking roof. The T&T
Guardian sat down with acting manager
of the home, Angela Doyle, to speak
about the problems facing the 17-year-
"The entire roof needs to be replaced,
we have too many leaks," she said. "The
leaking water has caused the ceiling to
deteriorate as well."
According to Doyle, the building was
donated to the Wesleyan Church by a
Freeport woman, Florence Small, who
previously ran a half-way house in it.
The upkeep of the home, she says, is
undertaken by the church and several
generous private citizens. But none of
the contributing parties can afford to
fund the roof replacement.
"The church buys the groceries and
pays the salaries of the caretakers," said
Doyle. "But we really need some help
with the roof, it is too costly for us to
In addition to the new roof, the home
also needs new mattresses and chests-
of-drawers for the youngsters to store
"Several of the mattresses are in
urgent need of replacing and most of
the chests-of-drawers are falling apart."
Doyle, a retired school principal who
has been with the home since its incep-
tion, said many of her former charges
are now successful adults, despite grow-
ing up with the stigma of living in a
children s home.
"Most of them never gave their
addresses in school nor would they take
box lunches ," she said. "They felt
ashamed and abandoned at the time,
but now they visit regularly and lead
healthy, productive lives."
She said being in the home even
inspired one young man to pursue a
career in social work.
"He used to ask me growing up why
there were no male social workers," she
"He came to us when he was seven
and stayed until he was 20, just so the
younger boys could have a male role
The same young man will graduate
this November, with a bachelor s degree
in social work, she said proudly.
"He still visits regularly and assists
in whatever way he can, that is the
kind of tradition we would like to see
carried on," she said.
"We want to show children who
think they have no one, all the love and
encouragement we can offer just to
make them happy and give them a
needs urgent help
Ruth Modeste, a caretaker at the Wesleyan Children's Home in Freeport, sits on
one of the old torn mattresses that children at the home use on a nightly basis.
Staff and board members at the home are appealing to the government and the
corporate sector, to assist them in repairing the roof of the building and
purchasing new mattresses and chest-of-drawers for the children.
PHOTOS: SHARLENE RAMPERSAD
One of the
drawers that the
children at the
in Freeport use to
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