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President opens boardwalk

The nation’s president has visited WLI member in Trinidad and Tobago, Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust, to re-launch a boardwalk for the differently-abled.

Speaking at the ceremony, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes celebrated the boardwalk as “a symbol of the creative, forward-thinking and compassionate work of the Trust, which, since 2001, has facilitated the enjoyment by the differently-abled of the natural flora and fauna for which this nation is renowned. We must all take pattern from this accomplishment which undoubtedly improves the lives and circumstances of the differently-abled.”

A woman cutting the grass robe

H.E. opens the special boardwalk by cutting a unique found at the PAP Wildfowl Trust

The boardwalk has existed for a number of years, and has been renovated with support from a local bank, financial services provider, and the United Nations Development Programme.

President Weekes has also acted as patron of the Wildfowl Trust, and described it as “a true national treasure – an invaluable repository of environmental knowledge and resources.” She also said it was her firm belief that primary schools should prioritise educational visits to the Trust.

A young boy on folded chair as a first visitor

First ones over, a student from the Lady Hochoy School

National media covered the event here and here.

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