Saturday, December 12th, 2015

The spirit of the season was in full swing at the bpTT Mayaro Resource Centre as hundreds of children and their parents enjoyed a Christmas treat hosted by the Mayaro Initiative for Private Enterprise Development (MIPED).

It was a wonderful experience for six-year old Alexander Dhanessar from Rio Claro, “I had so much fun with my mommy and baby sister. We got snacks, snow cone, ice cream, cake and popcorn and so much nice food. And there was a bouncy castle and face painting and even Santa came to give out gifts. MIPED people are very nice. This was the best treat ever.”

Led by Chairman, Asraph Ali, MIPED has become an indispensable part of the economic and social landscape of Mayaro and environs. “This end-of-year event is simply about spending quality time with the families who form part of the MIPED family. It was wonderful to share this experience with the kids and see the excitement in their eyes. I must commend the entire MIPED staff for their hard work in making this event a seamless success and a good time was definitely had by all,” Ali explained.

Samuel Harry brought his children and grandchildren to the festivities. “MIPED helped me when no one else could and I am very grateful. It is wonderful to see an organization really become integrated with the community it serves,” Harry said.

Rory Jitta, MIPED General Manager, was all smiles at the end of the day, “With every dream that each client achieves through our assistance, we become more successful. The excitement and sheer joy expressed by the kids is really what this season is about and it was a pleasure to share that with them today. We hope that 2016 brings with it happiness and prosperity for all of our clients and the entire south-eastern community that we serve. And we will do our part to make sure that happens.”