Moriah Landslide Mitigation Project
THA Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles addresses attendees during the ceremony.
THA Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles, left, receives an appreciation award on behalf of the chairman of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago, Derwin Howell.
Canadian High Commissioner Carla Hogan-Rufelds, left, is presented with an appreciation award by chairman of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago, Derwin Howell.
Republic Bank Tobago manager Shedley Branche, left, receives an appreciation award from Habitat for Humanity’s national director, Jennifer Massiah.
Moriah Village Council president Kevon Thomas, left, receives an appreciation award from chairman of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago Derwin Howell.
Commanding officer of the Regiment’s First Engineering Battalion Major Jerome Affonso, receives an appreciation award on behalf of soldiers who worked alongside volunteers on the Moriah project from chairman of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago Derwin Howell.
This Moriah “couple”, left, demonstrate the traditional Tobago wedding dance known as the brush back at Fairhill Trace, Moriah, where a mural was created to mark the end of the project. The Trace now also bears the name “Canada Lane”.
Proud representatives stand in front of the mural after the ceremony. The mural was created by artist Di-Shon Abel.
Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago hosted a function at the Moriah Community Centre to commemorate the completion of a project to build retaining walls in the hillside community on October 5, 2017. The project, ‘Safe Shelter Through Landslide Mitigation’, was funded by the Government of Canada in collaboration between Habitat for Humanity, the Moriah Village Council, the Tobago Emergency Management Authority (TEMA), the NIHERST/Global Water Partnership-Caribbean, and the Tobago House of Assembly, provided ten retaining walls, five rainwater harvesting systems, one hundred (100) tree and ground-cover plants, and community training in retaining wall and rainwater harvesting system installation. Following the ceremony, guests visited Fairhill Trace, Moriah, to observe the new mural painted to mark the completion of the project.