The Lopinot Community Centre has received a facelift through a project executed by the Lopinot Tourism Association and funded by the Digicel Foundation.
In a statement, the Digicel foundation said it granted the association $50,000 which was used to refurbish the centre. The association submitted its application in November of last year, with 100 others, and was selected on December 18 along with four other organisations to receive the grant for its community-based project.
The statement said, “The entire community centre was painted, a new stage was constructed, and toilets were refurbished.
“The project is also expected to provide sustainable employment for young parranderos and budding chocolatiers and, as such, the group purchased parang instruments and equipment needed for chocolate making.
Founder of the association Donna Mora said, “We want the world to know about Lopinot…The residents who live here are passionate and friendly…We are happy to show Trinidad and Tobago that the residents of Lopinot can work together.”