A distinguished panel comprising Education Consultant Dr. Michael Alleyne, school principal Ronald Sanchez and Caribbean Novelist Merle Hodge will discuss as part of Emancipation celebrations this year, the youth and community intervention work spearheaded by former Poet Laureate of Port of Spain, Eintou Pearl Springer. The Panel Discussion will take place as part of the annual Kwame Ture Lecture Series, an integral aspect of the overall programme of the Emancipation Support Committee in commemoration of August 1st, Emancipation Day .
The focus of the discussion will be the 'Baby Doll Intervention Technique', originated by Eintou and used in schools and communities throughout Trinidad and Tobago, the wider Caribbean and internationally for a number of years. Participants will have the opportunity to view recorded footage of actual student and teacher interventions, interviews with educators, parents and students, and will hear Ms. Springer herself explaining her inspiration for creating this type of intervention.
The 'Baby Doll' intervention is entirely original, drawing from the creative mind of Eintou, traditional Carnival characters and the indigenous culture of Trinidad and Tobago and Eintou's indepth knowledge of Popular Theatre methods. The technique has been very successful amongst the school population because of the exciting, non-orthodox and non-didactic approach to education and life choices. Consistent interventions have resulted in breaking down barriers, opening up dialogue and causing positive, tangible behavioural change.
The Panel Discussion will take place at 7pm on June 25th, at the annex of the National Museum.
Thank you from Idakeda to everyone who has walked this road with us and as always, stay with us on our journey …