Heliconia Stands With Tobago
The Heliconia Foundation for Young Professionals (HFYP) started its year of philanthropy over this past weekend in the sister isle of Tobago as part of its strategic agenda to empower communities nationally through social outreach and volunteerism.
Heliconia Leads with Virtual Pro-Bono Legal Clinics
On January 9, the Heliconia Foundation mobilized its professional network of expert attorney volunteers for the introduction of its flagship HFYP Pro-Bono Legal Clinic Series to the sister isle. Although, the Pro-Bono Legal Clinics are not new to the Foundation, it is the first time that the Foundation has provided citizens with virtual access to a powerful line-up of attorneys from the safety and comfort of their homes-this is a progressive step which has received glowing commendations from both attorney and citizen participants. As an inclusive organization though, and in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the THA’s Division of Health and Social Services; the Foundation still also received some interested persons who may have otherwise been unable to access the Foundation’s virtual facilities at the Canaan/ Bon- Accord Multi-Purpose Facility at Centre Street, Tobago.
Heliconia Helps 40 Families and 20 Students
Concurrently, the Heliconia Foundation gifted forty (40) families impacted by the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with a month’s supply of groceries while also donating twenty (20) Amazon Fire HD tablets to help deserving students in need with their remote learning activities following the launch of the new school term on January 4.
The Heliconia Foundation stands with Tobago and aspires to continue this impactful work in the sister isle through its progressive and talented Tobago Council led by Mr. Shomari Hector, Chairman of the HFYP Tobago Council and waits with great anticipation for the manifestation of the Council’s strategic initiatives for 2021 and beyond.
Ms. Vanessa Boyce- HFYP Policy Officer, Tobago Affairs manages the virtual rooms for the HFYP Pro-Bono Legal Clinic
Mrs. Melanie Roberts-Radgman, HFYP Legal Officer- Tobago Affairs offers legal counsel to a member of the community
A cross-section of the HFYP Hampers and Amazon Fire Tablets distributed to deserving Tobagonian families and students in need
Ms. Melissa James-Guy , PNM Candidate for Plymouth /Golden Lane receives hampers and tablets on behalf of her community from HFYP Tobago Council Chairman, Mr. Shomari Ajani Hector