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11 February 2009
A day at Serenity Place 
IVD 2008 at 'Serenity Place, Port Fortin, Trinidad: (standing from left to right)  Dr. Geeta Misra, Dr. Trysa Konstantin, Dr. Muhammad Zaman, Dr. Bikshit Guria, Baby Sanna, Mr. Cole, Dr. Valluri Avinash, Dr. Prasanta Misra, (sitting from left to right)  Dr. Sahana Sharmin, Dr. Nilgiri Kerketta, Dr. Aruna, Dr. Khandker Haque (not in the picture)
Port Fortin, Trinidad: In the spirit of promoting and encouraging volunteerism, a group of UNV volunteers visited 'Serenity Place'. Though an impromptu idea, the group made a small contribution in the form of gift hampers and a First Aid kit.   Read article
More about: Gender  Health
29 November 2007
Trinidad and Tobago organizes volunteer fair to mark IVD 
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: A "Volunteer Fair" will be held in Trinidad and Tobago to mark International Volunteer Day, in the capital Port of Spain. The event will bring together several volunteer-involving and non-profit organizations and advocate volunteerism for development in the country.  Read article
More about: Advocacy
20 December 2006
UN Under-Secretary-General Melkert awards UNV volunteers in Trinidad and Tobago 
A view of the Walk Against Child Hunger moving through the streets of Rio Claro in Trinidad and Tobago on 21 May 2006. (Photo: UNV Trinidad & Tobago)
Port of Spain: Mr. Ad Melkert, UN Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), today awards UNDP Excellence Awards to outstanding UNV volunteers in Trinidad and Tobago for their commitment as ambassadors of volunteerism for development.   Read article
01 December 2006
Providing free medical consultations in Trinidad & Tobago 
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago: To commemorate the International Volunteer Day (IVD) 2006, four medical camps will be organized to promote the concept of "volunteerism for development"on 4-5 December in Port of Spain, San Fernando, Arima and Scarborough.  Read article
More about: Health
15 December 2005
Just for the satisfaction of being a volunteer doctor by Dr. Tooraj Chamacham
Dr. Tooraj Chamacham, a UN Volunteer from Iran, talks to local people during an outreach programme in a community in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago in December 2004. (Photo: Claudia Pivaral/UN Volunteers)
I remember it was one of the very first days of my work that one old man who was attending the Chronic Disease Clinic came to me. When I started to examine him, he told me, "Doctor, God bless you, doctor!" I was surprised: "Thanks, but I have done nothing for you yet!" He replied, "I am attending this clinic for more than 20 years and this is the first time a doctor is putting stethoscope on my chest!"  Read article

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