Recently i decided to browse the internet in search of a pre school for my son in the Port of Spain area and to my astonishment came across a site called Star of Hope Finland, being rather inquisitive i decided to skimp true and to my disbelief i saw a description of what they described as per schools in trinidad and their excerpt is as follows:
Preschools in Trinidad & Tobago
The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago is situated in the Caribbean near Venezuela. It is a small country with a population of just over 1 million. The gap between rich and poor is very wide in the country. Children from poor families are often doomed to a life in continuous poverty. The school system, distribution of work and the mistrust of the people towards each other, work for the effective maintenance of the class barriers; the poor remain poor and uneducated, and the rich continue alone to take advantage of the education the country can offer.
Trinidad has a six year obligatory primary school, which is free, but before the children start this school they must attend a few years of preschool to learn elementary reading, writing and maths. The problem is that most of the preschools have an attendance fee.
Star of Hope supports preschools in a couple of the slum areas in Trinidad. As was mentioned, attending preschool is a condition for attending primary school. The children also learn to take care of their hygiene, as it is often difficult for them to wash at home due to lack of sanitation and clean water.
Now i was wondering as they are collecting funds on behalf of the poor slum living children of Trinidad and Tobago whether it has in fact been passed onto said children.
Is there anyone who can shed some light on this situation for me?
You can all view said site at http://www.starofhope.fi/index.php?id=312