UDeCOTT was mandated to Project Manage the construction and in a few instances refurbishment of Community Centres across the length and breadth of Trinidad and Tobago.
The first phase of construction and refurbishment, covered 24 Centres and that figure grew to include 19 more, in a second phase, bringing them to a total of 43 Community Centres.
This latest wave of infrastructure development, focused on the crux of immediate, dire community needs, with a view to expanding talent margins of the people, hence fueling entrepreneurial growth, empowering men, women and the youth, to tap previously uncharted pools of self-discovery and development.
The Government in a direct bid to foster and spur business expansion, targeted community-wide, independent, business class growth. Provide the tools for training and you give new generations of business folk, wings to fly and explore horizons – was the thinking behind this move.
Furthermore, it is a mechanism to get unemployed youth off the streets and move to enhance their skills, giving them a fighting chance at success, with less time to be idle, via more focused-driven and productive activities.
These modern Community Centres far surpass services offered in the older-modelled Centres. They feature:
The List of Community Centres constructed and or refurbished: