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Finding home in Trinidad and Tobago

Veronica and her husband Rogelio migrated to Trinidad and Tobago a year ago from Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela. In Venezuela, Veronica worked as a public-school teacher in a public elementary school and Rogelio was an accountant, yet they struggled to pay the bills due to the country’s economic situation. After many years of hardship, they decided...

August 29, 2019August 29, 2019by
FPATT’s Carnival Cooler Lime
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FPATT’s Carnival Cooler Lime

The Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT) is hosting its very first After Work Carnival Cooler Lime at it’s De Living Room located on the corner of New & Henry Streets Port of Spain from 3pm to 10pm.  Proceeds from this event will contribute to the Association’s Mobile Clinic Fund. A mobile clinic will...

February 6, 2019February 6, 2019by
To Not Teach Comprehensive Sexuality Education in School is Unpardonable
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To Not Teach Comprehensive Sexuality Education in School is Unpardonable

It is a well-researched fact that Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) creates healthy and responsible sexual and reproductive health behaviours among young people. The Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT) fully endorses the position recently advanced  by the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs – The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe – that there is need...

December 6, 2018December 6, 2018by
International Youth Day
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International Youth Day

FPATT Hosted an International Youth Day event “Ground Zero at the De Living Room.  FPATT amplified this year’s theme “Safe Spaces” hosting a series of activities at its safe space, De Living Room.   The activities included a panel discussion which included submissions from the Youth Representatives on FPATT’s Board as well as a guest speaker...

October 26, 2018November 27, 2018by
World Aids Day
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World Aids Day

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health...

October 5, 2017November 2, 2017by
Cool Condoms for Safe Sex
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Cool Condoms for Safe Sex

As various governments and health institutions battle with the issues of HIV/AIDS and unplanned pregnancies, several strategies have been introduced over the years to promote and encourage safe sex practices. One of those initiatives has been to make contraceptive products such as condoms more appealing, especially young people. The Family Planning Association of Trinidad and...

September 28, 2017November 2, 2017by
Don’t Deny Children Sex Education
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Don’t Deny Children Sex Education

The announcement, in Parliament on January 16, by Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh, that in the past four years seven primary school girls had to leave school because of their pregnancies should come as no surprise. In any society, anywhere in the world, young people are curious about sex. When that curiosity is not satisfied...

November 8, 2015November 2, 2017by