Progressive Democratic Patriots’ (PDPs’) Plymouth/Golden Lane representative Zorisha Hackett has launched a free academic enhancement programme in her electoral district.
In a statement via Whatsapp on Tuesday, Hackett said she has put together a team of qualified tutors to assist with the initiative, which begins on May 3 and runs for ten weeks.
The programme, which caters to students in both primary and secondary schools, covers subjects such as Mathematics; Additional Mathematics; English Language Arts/Creative Writing; Spanish; Principles of Accounts; Principles of Business; Economics; Social Studies; Information Technology; Integrated Science; Human and Social Biology; Chemistry; Physics and Biology.
Registration forms can be accessed at https://tinyurl.com/PGLlearning.
Hackett also urged residents to look out for an update on the district’s life coaching programme, which is scheduled to begin in June.
“It is hoped that these community-centred programmes can soon be expanded across the entire island to provide additional guidance and attention to those who may be in need of it,” she said.
Hackett is not the only assemblyman who has been working despite the 6-6 deadlock in the January 25 Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election.
More than three months after the election, the parties are yet to come up with a solution to end the deadlock.
In the meantime, the 12 assemblymen have been attending to the needs of residents in their respective electoral districts.
On April 9, the PDP established an alternative executive council in the THA.
The council, which began its work on April 13, focuses largely on community-based initiatives and will draw on the skills and resources of residents as well as the island’s corporate and civil society sectors.
On April 22, PDP Bethel/Mt Irvine representative pastor Terance Baynes commissioned a lighting project at the Sou Sou Lands park.
Recently, PNM Black Rock/Whim/Spring Garden representative Kelvon Morris also launched meals on wheels and a food clothing bank in his electoral district as part of an ongoing drive to bring much needed relief to families.
The initiative continues every Sunday and will serve people selected from the recommendations of the field officers assigned to the district.