One of Heritage’s flagship Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives under our social sustainability focus is the Heritage Education Resource Opportunity (HERO) programme. The programme is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to empower future leaders. Four (4) students from our fence-line communities were inducted into the HERO programme on October 19, 2022. The ceremony was held at the Santa Flora Office and hosted by the Corporate Communications Department.
HERO, which has been in existence for three (3) years, awarded each recipient a $100,000 scholarship for outstanding performance in their Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA). This scholarship will assist with their education expenses from secondary school to university over the next ten (10) years. To date, eleven (11) students who attended primary schools in Palo Seco and Santa Flora are enrolled in the programme.
Heritage is delighted to provide an avenue to benefit students from our fence-line communities, as education is one of the core pillars of our ESG mandate. We continue to identify and cultivate a group of upstanding citizens who will significantly contribute to their communities and, by extension, Trinidad and Tobago.
Congratulations to this year’s cohort on their outstanding achievement:
- Aliya Amarsingh formerly of Santa Flora Government Primary, now attending Iere High School
- Haile Subnaik formerly of Santa Flora Government Primary, now attending Naparima Girls High School
- Jorden Lalbeharry formerly of Santa Flora Government Primary, now attending Iere High School
- Kaylee Flanders formerly of Santa Flora Government Primary, now attending Iere High School
The Corporate Communications Unit
27 October 2022