June 12, 2012:
The Unit Trust Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago recently partnered with the Just Because Foundation (JBF) to host a memorable “Evening of Games” that not only scored high on entertainment but which provided an opportunity to build bridges in the community.
BETTER BEARS : UTC’s Executive Director Eutrice Carrington shares a moment with the children from the JBF as they play with their “Be Better Bears” at the “Evening of Games”event hosted by the UTC and JBF.
JUST COLOUR : UTC’s Executive Director Eutrice Carrington and little Tamira, one of the children from the Just Because Foundation (JBF), showcase their creative side while colouring at the “Evening of Games” event hosted by the UTC and JBF recently.
As part of the Corporation’s Community Outreach Activity, this initiative helped cultivate and cement relationships with those who work in the wider community and who know first-hand the challenges that children with cancer face.
With an array of games ranging from snakes and ladders, ludo and draughts that brought back the nostalgic days to the stimulating “Gesture” game where performers express meaning to words through gestures and the timeless colouring books which tested the imagination and creativity of the children. Guests were also treated to a magic show that was entertaining as well as engaging.
Based in Diego Martin, JBF is an incorporated, non-profit, Paediatric Cancer Support Organization established by Noel and Chevaughn Joseph who, after a tenacious two-year battle, lost their five and a half year old son Jabez “JB” Joseph to Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer.
JBF provides a listening ear to each family member throughout the child’s illness and provides counseling for the entire family as well as bereavement support.
“The better we know our communities, the better we can serve them. As such this Outreach Activity can play an important role in improving our understanding of the communities we work and serve,” said Eutrice Carrington, Executive Director, Unit Trust Corporation.
“JBF is having a profound and lifelong impact on the children and their families and we are proud to be recognizing and supporting such an important organisation,” explained the Executive Director.
“The UTC’s commitment to corporate social responsibility continues to embody the promotion and participation of community involvement,” noted Carrington and who observed that working with JBF is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who face daily the challenge of living with a child afflicted with cancer.