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$500,000 for causes at Christmas

The ANSA McAL Foundation donated over $500,000 on Friday, in cash and in kind, to causes ranging from literacy promotion to Christmas hampers for single mothers and subsidized dentistry for people with special needs. 

The donations, distributed by Foundation director Nabeel Hadeed, included $65,000 for ALTA’s online literacy education for students of Mucurapo West, and $50,000 in support to UTT students who are the first in their families to be enrolled in tertiary education.  

The funding also supports the music programme of Santa Maria RC Primary in Moruga, bursaries for students with disabilities, a school feeding programme for migrants, and the production of educational videos on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). 

The Foundation has also committed to three years of support for the St Ann’s/Cascade Motivational Centre as they prepare young people for entry into the Servol Adolescent Trade School. The Guardian Neediest Cases Fund (also an ANSA McAL charitable organisation) received $100,000 for distribution to needy individuals.  


L to R (standing) Tejumade Hendrickson (ALTA), Genevieve Gopaul-Francis (Santa Maria RC Primary), Michelle Watkins (Catholic Community of Our Lady of Lourdes and Our Lady of Guadalupe), Jada-Lee Condappa Lewis (Soroptimist International), Nabeel Hadeed (the ANSA McAL Foundation), Aaron Ameerali (UTT), Stephen Creese (National Centre for Persons with Disabilities), Jodi Mahon (Guardian Neediest Cases Fund) 

(Sitting) Laura Escayg (Cause an Effect), Sita Kuravilla (TTSPCA), Noreen de La Rosa (St Ann’s/Cascade Motivational Centre), Dr Ramaa Balkaran (UWI Special Needs Dentistry)


Lester Guevarro, President of the 14 1/4 MM Penal Rock Road Moruga Community Council, briefs ANSA McAL Foundation Programme Office Coordinator Olivia Habib on the council’s work in the community. The council received in-kind AMCO products for their annual Christmas celebration.

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