THANKING A VILLAGE OF HEROES
(Please see a special list of thank you’s throughout the body of this post, as some are in addition to the Sponsor banner).
A core message of the SUMMER HEROES programme and the SUPER ME workshop is that everyone has powerful, positive potential, and that each individual has their unique ‘powers’ and contributions to make. With self-awareness and a strong sense of responsibility one can recognize one’s personal strengths and improve one’s community.
Imagine an entire community of individual heroes, the ‘village’ we reminisce and fantasize about that is important more now than ever in contemporary Trinidad and Tobago.
When a promising, corporate funder could no longer commit to their offer of support, the Super Me Workshop of 2018 was at risk of being cancelled. Two months prior to the scheduled event, a decision was made to proceed despite the possibility that the required funding would not be acquired in time.
I would like to personally thank all the sponsors and supporters who within that short time chose to contribute in whatever ways they could, and by so doing, they made the workshop possible. It was a success, and it was heartwarming and humbling to witness what a group of committed people can achieve.
Oftentimes we wait to be helped, or we expect to be saved, or we blame others for failures we experience. This ‘village’ of people and companies chose to help, with no demands to returns or credit. We are all more influential than we think we are and I am grateful for this community of heroes.
The Sponsor Banner (top of this post) includes financial and in-kind support from companies and individuals. There are other individuals who were instrumental not included on this banner and they are credited below sponsors along with the main:
FINANCIAL SPONSORS included on Banner:
Londsdale Saatchi and Saatchi
Qualitech Machining Services
COPOS Credit Union
Salt Water Studios
and the following individuals who made contributions:
Andre and Lauralee Chong Ashing
Alison Lee Loy
Candice Lee Kim
THE GWO TEAM: AJ, Alan R, Alyssa Cross, Chela Ghany, CK, Dalton Douglas, Daniel L, Dominic Khan, Gerarda Mohamid, Gregory Pasea, GS, Keegan, Liselle, Mehreen Vazir, Rudy Persad, Ruslan Mammadli, Shane, Surendr, Tyron Maharaj, Yogisharam Bassie
IN- KIND SPONSORS included on Banner:
MASSY Wood Group
The Yahweh Foundation
100 Women Who Care Trinidad
Very Exciting Things
Listed below are guests who offered their services for free. Most facilitators are usually paid and we are heartened by the offers (who gave without being asked) from these specific individuals who chose to visit despite our budget constraints:
Dr. Anjani Ganase – Marine Biologist – IYOR (International Year of the Reef)
Muhammed Muwakil – The Freetown Collective
Christopher Riley – Three Quarter Comics – Cartoon Artist
Giselle Mendez – The Volunteer Centre of Trinidad and Tobago VCTT – Speaker
ELLE NYTT – Dance and Drama with Adrian Daniel, Nichol Narwani and Karian Forde
Jeunanne Alkins – Local Author and Designer – Everything Slight Pepper
Special Thanks to individuals who supported :
Cheryl and Patrick Patel – notably for accomodations
Amanda and Keevin Patel
Mika Lee Loy
From Summer Heroes:
Petra Mc Leod
Shana Bhajan – also from Mindful Retreats
From The Yahweh Foundation:
Penelope (Penny) Camps – Director
Kathy Ann Rodriguez
And last but not least, we thank most importantly our heroes:
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