The U.S. Embassy joined stakeholders in the Rio Claro/Mayaro district on February 28 to host a workshop on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).
Mayaro Member of Parliament (MP), Rushton Paray engaged Minister of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources Clarence Rambharat, Chairman of the Rio Claro/Mayaro Regional Corporation Glen Ram, members of the protective services, religious leaders, teachers and other stakeholders based on the U.S. Embassy’s #SafeCommuniTT model.
The collaborative effort with the support of the Embassy, challenged participants to find solutions to issues affecting children, with the aim of preventing at-risk youths to extremism. The MP’s office is hoping to compile a document using recommendations from the seminar to formulate programs in the Rio Claro/Mayaro community. Several representatives from the the Embassy attended, including Deputy Public Affairs Officer Michael Barrera.
Other attendees included ACP Williams from the Mayaro police, School Supervisor for the Rio Claro/Mayaro district Ann Marie Perez, Vision on Mission’s Wayne Chance, Pastor Clive Dottin and Margaret Sampson-Browne.