"SERVOL’s name, its philosophy and its methods have become known throughout the world to the extent that a number of people from the Caribbean, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia have come to Trinidad to share the SERVOL experience and to adapt it to their own cultural background." ~
Fr. Gerard Pantin
OUR MISSION & PHILOSOPHY
SERVOL is an organization of weak, frail, ordinary, imperfect yet hope-filled and committed people seeking to help weak, frail, ordinary, hope-drained people become agents of attitudinal and social change in a journey which leads to total human development.
FATHER GERARD PANTIN, or Father Gerry as he was best known, was born into a devoutly religious middle-class family. He was the eldest of 10 children and experienced the trauma of the premature death of his father while still at the tender age of 11.
SERVOL was born out of the challenges of the country’s Black Power Revolution of 1970 in which a number of persons and groups sought to challenge racial inequality and force social, economic and political change.