OUR SUPPORT SYSTEMS
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SERVOL obtains funds to run its centres from a number of sources, including its own productive efforts such as providing services to local communities and local fundraising. Some of these activities include:
LOCAL FUNDRAISING EFFORTS:
Annual Poor Man’s Dinner
Donations from well-wishers and Deeds of Covenant from the business community.
Construction, electrical, plumbing, and welding services are provided by our vocational departments.
Catering for events and functions.
Rental of our conference facilities.
In-house management and supervisory training.
These organizations played a very important part in helping SERVOL to expand and operate its educational programmes in the 1970s and 1980s. Among those who were very supportive of our work were:
SERVOL continues to be grateful for the support of the local business community for its assistance in advancing our mission. Over the years, contributors have included:
THE GOVERNMENT OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO:
Since 1987 the Government of Trinidad and Tobago through the Ministry of Education has provided Servol with a subvention to pay the salaries of teachers and instructors of the Early Childhood and Adolescent Development Programmes.
From 2005 to 2015, the Ministry of Science Technology and Tertiary Education funded the salaries of the instructors of the Hi-Tech Centres and Advanced Skill Training Centre. This subvention is currently the responsibility of the Ministry of Education.
While government funds salaries, Servol is responsible for infrastructure development, maintenance and utilities.