The TCL Group prides itself on its ongoing and sterling contribution to the community. The value of reaching out to the less fortunate in society is profoundly entrenched in the corporate soul of the Group, so too in the hearts of the employees who are always volunteering to share in the spirit of goodwill be it the maintenance of homes for disabled and underprivileged children, working with organisations involved in community outreach programmes or assisting fire victims to rebuild.
Committed to building a solid, secure relationship with the communities in which the group operates, each subsidiary works alongside its neighbours, primarily towards the constant improvement of housing, sport, culture, education and the environment.
Some highlights of the Group‘s philanthropic thrust include the annual presentation of scholarships to UWI students and an alliance with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for low income families.
As part of our commitment to building excellence in the Caribbean and to nurturing the development of potential leaders, the TCL Group has partnered with the University of the West Indies for over a decade, to contribute to the development of students across the region. Annually, we award scholarships to new and continuing students in the Engineering and Business Faculties at UWI.
The TCL Group takes pride in its relationship with the University of the West Indies as it demonstrates our drive to contribute to expanding the knowledge resource and leadership potential of the Caribbean.
Michelle Langton – Group PR Manager, TCL Group (extreme right) seen here with the recipients of the 2008 -2009 TCL Group Undergraduate UWI Scholarships and Bursaries.
A partnership between TCL Group and Habitat for Humanity was established in 2004 with the aim of eradicating substandard housing as well as developing lives across the region. Over the years, the Group has donated cement to Habitat for Humanity projects not only in Trinidad & Tobago but also in Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti and Suriname.
Most recently, in Trinidad, the TCL Group and Habitat for Humanity handed over the keys to five (5) homes at “TCL Village” Grant Trace, Morne Diablo. Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) donated all the cement required to construct these starter homes for qualifying families. Brian Tangwell then Resource Development Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity, Trinidad & Tobago at the dedication ceremony of the homes commented that “TCL’s contribution is far more important than the market value equivalent of the cement, insofar as due to this generous donation, Habitat could have mobilized its resources to construct these homes in a single geographic area, where 5 related families now can boast of homes that are “simple, descent and affordable”, the hallmark of all Habitat homes.”
This outreach effort illustrates our commitment to supporting and improving the lives of so many. We are pleased to be making a difference in the Caribbean community.
Rodney Cowan – Marketing Manager, TCL and Robert Caesar – Home Partner participate in the tree planting ceremony at the dedication of TCL Village, Morne Diablo. Looking on are members of TCL and other home partners and their families.
Robert Caesar and his family officially cut the ribbon to the door of their new home at TCL Village, Grant Trace, Morne Diablo. Helping them is Rodney Cowan (extreme left) – Marketing Manager, TCL.