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ERIC Number: ED433911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
SERVOL through the Years, 1970-1993.
Pantin, Gerard
This report summarizes the activities of the Trinidad-based Service Volunteered for All (SERVOL) from 1970 to 1993. SERVOL works with Caribbean communities to assist them in making social changes that they not only want but also can afford. Projects from 1970-1976 highlighted in the report include: (1) community based preschools; (2) training courses in carpentry, welding, plumbing, electrical installation, masonry, child care, and home economics; (3) a bakery; (4) several consumer co-operatives; (5) a youth farm; (6) sporting facilities in disadvantaged areas; (7) cultural projects; and (8) adult literacy classes. The report notes that since 1981, SERVOL has concentrated on helping two age groups: 0- to 5-year-old children, through an early childhood intervention program; and 16- to 19-year-old adolescents, through an adolescent training program. Teachers and field officers trained by SERVOL return to their own countries to begin projects of their own. Beginning in 1987, at the request of the Trinidad and Tobago government, SERVOL has disseminated its program throughout that country. The report also presents the basic SERVOL method of approach to helping people: always ask them what their needs are, listen attentively to what they say, and then offer assistance with respect to helping them solve their problems. The report concludes with a recap of activities in the 1990s, a discussion of funding sources for SERVOL centers, and a list of center locations. (DLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Servol Ltd., Port of Spain, (Trinidad and Tobago).
Identifiers - Location: Trinidad and Tobago