The Community HUB Launches Short Film on e-Waste
August 22, 2012: The Community HUB Corporation (CHC) achieved yet another milestone in its efforts to use information and communications technology as a vehicle through which youth can express themselves, become entrepreneurs and gain a voice within their communities.
The Community HUB Corporation in conjunction with FLOW, launched “eWaste on the Loose” a short film about the growing issue of e-waste in Trinidad and Tobago, at the National Academy for Performing Arts (NAPA), University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) Auditorium in Port of Spain.
The short film was the result of a workshop conducted under the 2012 initiative of the Community HUB Corporation branded ‘e-Cycle’. The Initiative was aligned with recent international efforts to highlight the growing impact of the improper disposal of technological products. It also sought to highlight and encourage the contribution of women and girls in field of ICTs. Bishop’s Centenary College, through its principal, Mrs. Yvonne Pinder, provided the participants, teacher support and key location, to facilitate the workshop over the period July 16th to August 10th, 2012.
Flow, being the largest corporate sponsor of the workshop, continued to demonstrate its commitment as a corporate citizen, towards contributing to Arts, Culture and Community Partnering. Ms. Anne Marie Ganness Director, Corporate and Government Affairs delivered an address on behalf of Flow Trinidad.
Other contributors at the launch included Mrs. Yvonne Pinder, Principal of Bishop’s Centenary College, Mr. Jean-Paul Dookie, Exec. Vice President- Gov’t Business, Fujitsu Caribbean, Mr. Fenwick Reid- Chairman Illuminat, Mr. Jeewan Mohan Director, DigiData, Mr. Carlos Navarro, M.D. of Eden Heights Clinic and Mr. Atiba Phillips Chairman of the Community HUB Corporation, who delivered the feature address.
The launch ended at 7:00 p.m.