The MNC Psychological Testing and Counselling Centre has been doing Outreach service for
communities, as part of its social collective. We have always been involved in community
outreach throughout the years but during this pandemic, the need of families in rural areas for
basic food supplies and amenities has increased.
This ‘collective’ is needed in this country during the Covid-19 pandemic- a coming together of
groups, organisations, communities, and individuals who can work for the benefit of the common
good. In the short term, our social collective focus is aimed at vulnerable groups in the society-
families who are impacted by the financial loss of income and jobs.
During the month of July 2021, hampers were distributed to fifty families, including a Home for
abandoned children in Arima. Added to each large hamper were cases of bottled water and soft
drinks. Areas of distribution included Caparo, Valencia, Sangre Grande, Tunapuna, La Canoa,
St. Michael, St. Johns’ Road, Morvant, Laventille, St. Augustine, Maloney, Malabar, Pinto and
Chaguanas. We were able to source these needy families through the kind assistance of friends
and social workers who were able to identify those persons who were unable to access social
services grants. Priority was given to families with children.
The MNC’s motto for social service is: EACH ONE MUST REACH ONE!
On behalf of the MNC, I would like to thank all those persons who were part of this effort,
especially members of the Chatoor family – Jonathan and Camille, Jeremy-Paul, Jordanna, Jann-
Marie and Benedict. We hope to continue these initiatives for as long as we are able. Thanks also
to my neighbour, Miss Ethel, who baked her delicious coconut bakes to add to the hampers and
Shawn who helped in the delivery to families.
May God continue to bless us in all that we do.
Dr. Margaret Nakhid-Chatoor.