Trinidad and Tobago – Thursday October 08, 2020: Mr Anthony N. Sabga III, Group Chief Executive Officer of the ANSA McAL Group today launched the ONE CARIBBEAN. ONE FUTURE. ONE YARD VIRTUAL BENEFIT CONCERT.
The ‘ONE YARD’ concert will be held on Friday 30th October 2020 8.00 p.m. (AST) 7.00 p.m. (EST) and televised on CNC3 TV, CNC3 YOUTUBE Channel and on WWW.ONEYARDCARIBBEAN.COM.
ANSA McAL’s investment towards this concert is valued at TT$1.5 million dollars.
Mr Sabga was joined at the Press Conference by Mrs Frances Bain-Cumberbatch, Chief Legal and External Affairs Officer of the ANSA McAL Group and Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Education, Trinidad and Tobago. The Honourable Jonel Powell, Minister of Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, for St Kitts and Nevis and the Permanent Secretary (Ag.), Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Barbados, Ms Betty Alleyne – Headley joined the conference virtually.
Minister Powell thanked the ANSA McAL Group for the ONE YARD initiative and stated, ‘It is difficult to imagine the future of education without technology”.
Permanent Secretary, Mrs Alleyne expressed optimism at the initiative and looked forward to the collaboration between the Group and the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training.
The Group also declared, in the first phase to assist twenty-five (25) schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago with devices valued at approximately TT400,000.00 towards the Ministry’s Adopt a School Program.
The ACCESS TO REMOTE LEARNING FOR EVERY CHILD IN THE CARIBBEAN educational component was announced at the conference. Through the ANSA McAL Foundation (Est. 1993), the Group has created a special ONE CARIBBEAN FUTURE FUND where donations made prior, during and post-concert, will be used solely towards technology to support home-based learning.
There will also be text to donate platforms, details of which will be announced soon.
The ONE CARIBBEAN FUTURE FUND donation platform will be operational from Friday 23rd October until Friday 13th November 2020.
The ANSA McAL Group, through the ANSA McAL Foundation will work with regional arms of the Ministries of Education in providing support to the Education Sectors challenged by the effects of the pandemic.
The concert will feature an all-star regional cast of Caribbean artistes from Jamaica to Guyana.
ONE CARIBBEAN. ONE FUTURE. ONE YARD virtual benefit concert invites the world to our ‘yard’ and showcases the resilience of Caribbean people in what continues to be a challenging year.
The concert is being produced by Ultimate Events Ltd, a member of the Tribe Group of Companies.