It’s been several months of research, strategizing, planning and finally executing. PSI Caribbean is celebrating 10 years of providing services in the Caribbean and what better time to launch our new gender-based violence prevention campaign?
To help us with our launch, singer, songwriter, actress and PSI Ambassador, Mandy Moore and philanthropist Indrani Goradia, joined the PSI-Caribbean team last week along with the WIN team from Washington. It indeed a productive and interactive week filled with media engagements, field visits to our programs and of course the main event(s) our launch and our 10th anniversary gathering.
We began with media interviews:
Mandy and PSI-Caribbean Country Director Marina Hilaire-Bartlett joind the morning television show The Morning Edition to discuss the new campaign addressing violence against women and girls.
Mandy and the WIN team made a stop at the Trinidad and Tobago defense force (TTDF) base to see how the Medic Mobile Unit, funded by PSI/C, test people for HIV/AIDS.
Mandy even took the test herself!
Mandy and the WIN team also observed our PSI Caribbean HIV BCC field educators in action and how they interact with our target population in HIV prevention.
Our very own Tyker Pionero Giselle
Indrani and Mandy made a special visit to The Shelter to see how the organization is working to end domestic violence. The Shelter is a safe haven for victims of domestic violence with enough space to hold over 40 people.
The next stop was a visit to the US Embassy for a youth round table organized by our Program Assistant, Sharon Mottley. Indrani facilitated a discussion with teens about shame and resilience and engaged in a fruitful discussion.
Up next, the GBV Launch and our Conversations & Canapés.