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For the past 25 years Alta has
delivered literacy instruction to
adults in T&T. Alta students come
from a wide range of backgrounds
and come to Alta for many differ-
ent reasons. For some, Alta repre-
sents an opportunity to be able to
read to their children or help them
with their homework. For others,
Alta gives them the opportunity
to further their studies or live life
freely, never having to decline a job
offer or a relationship due to their
Thousands of Alta students have
graduated the programme at different
levels and gone on to obtain school
leaving certificates, Associate degrees,
Undergraduate degrees and full-time
employment. Many others are now ben-
efitting from new found self-confidence
Today, an Alta graduate, John Bas-
combe shares his story. Bascombe lives
in Central Trinidad and came to Alta as
a Level One student in September 2009.
In July 2013 he graduated from Alta and
has gone on to do great things.
Check out his story:
"The way we are taught to learn to
read in school, I don't believe that is the
right way for everyone. I never learned
"After failing Common Entrance
I went to trade school but still never
learned to read and write. I first heard
about Alta from a friend after I couldn't
sit CXC exams because of my literacy
struggles. She told me about the pro-
gramme but I decided to go to night
classes instead. They were a waste of
my time, there was no structure, it was
highly disorganised and it wasn't a space
for someone who could not read and
write. I was hesitant about joining Alta
because I felt that it would be the same
sort of experience, no structure and no
real idea what was going on.
"I then moved to the United Kingdom
to start a new life and while there met
an older woman who could not hear,
walk or speak but was able to commu-
nicate through writing. This touched
me and I felt that it was time that I learn
to do so. I didn't plan to return home
to Trinidad but due to passport issues
I had no choice.
"When I returned, I enrolled in
YTEPP and my course was taught by
a woman who was also an Alta tutor.
She encouraged me to come to Alta. I
started Alta in 2009 in Level One and
graduated from Level Three in 2013.
After Alta I went on to do CSEC math,
English, economics, POB and history
and then Cape economics, MOB and
entrepreneurship and psychology.
"Alta's system is really organised, the
things I learned in the Alta classroom
helped me with my Cape exams, my
colleagues thought I was the brightest
When reading becomes redemption
"I now work at the Kiss Bak-
ing Company in the van loading
department and have decided to
continue my studies by pursuing
the voiceless and I hope one day
to give back to Alta by becoming
a tutor. Last year I applied to the
University of London through the
Institute of Law and Academic
Studies (ILAS) and I was accepted.
"I begin my studies in Septem-
ber 2017 and I look forward to be-
coming a lawyer."
Alta is extremely proud of John
and all students who go on to live
their best life after Alta. If you
know anyone who can benefit from
the Alta programme, registration
for free Alta classes takes place on
September 5 and 6 at public librar-
Volunteer, Donate or Spon-
sor-a-student. Call 624-2582 or
email Altapos.email@example.com for
more info. Keep up to date with
Alta on Facebook, Twitter and
Instagram: Alta TT
The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (the Authority) invites sealed Bids from suitably qualified companies/firms who are
registered in Trinidad and Tobago for the:
"THE REPAIRS TO PERIMETER FENCE AT THE ANR ROBINSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT"
Tender Documents may be perused at the Information Resource Centre, Administration Centre, South Terminal, Piarco
International Airport, Golden Grove Road, Piarco but can only be taken away upon payment of a non-refundable Tender Fee of
One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00). A copy of the receipt must be submitted with the Bid. Documents will
be available from Friday 28th July 2017.
Prospective Tenderers are required to attend a mandatory Pre-bid meeting and site visit to acquaint themselves with
conditions which may influence their Tender. The Pre-Bid Meeting and Site Visit are scheduled for Tuesday 8th August 2017
at 10.00 am. at the Airports Authority Administration Centre Conference Room, ANR Robinson International
Tenderers must submit one (1) original, one (1) hard copy and one (1) PDF copy on a flash drive of the Tender, in a sealed
"The Repairs to Perimeter Fence at the ANR Robinson International Airport"
and addressed to
The envelopes must be deposited in the Tender Box located in the Lobby of the Airports Administration Centre no later than
2:00 p.m. on Tuesday 29th August 2017.
The Tenders will be opened publicly shortly thereafter at 2:30 p.m. Tenderers or representatives may be present at the opening.
Late Tenders will not be considered in any circumstances. Tenders submitted by means of facsimile or email shall not be considered.
The Authority will not defray any cost incurred by Tenderers during the preparation and/or submission of their Bids.
Failure to attend the mandatory pre bid meeting and site visit will result in disqualification of the tender.
The Authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any other Tender.
Secretary -- Tenders Committee
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago
Golden Grove Road
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A bird flies past the Trinity
Cathedral silohetted against
the early morning sun rising
from the east, on Monday.
PHOTO: EDISON BOODOOSINGH
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