The Mayaro/Guayaguayare Regional Education Committee was formed in October, 2014 with the intentions to serve as the primary umbrella organization for all educational concerns within the Mayaro/Guayaguayare area.


Years of proudly supporting local education

A decade ago, in the pulsating heart of the Mayaro/Guayaguayare Community, a momentous event transpired in October 2014 that would indelibly transform the educational topography of the region. The genesis of the Mayaro/Guayaguayare Regional Education Committee (MGREC) was a tribute to the prescient leadership of Mr. Burt Wiseman, who instituted the committee in response to an entreaty from bpTT.

A convocation of school stakeholders was orchestrated, culminating in the selection of a cadre of committed directors. This assemblage, composed of Mr. Burt Wiseman, Mrs. Babara Solomom-Kerr, Mr. Percy Puckerin, Mr. Wendell Perez, Ms. Addie Joseph, Mr. Zaeilal Gayadeen, and Mr. Brian Francis, amalgamated a diverse spectrum of skills and perspectives, engendering a dynamic leadership consortium that would steer the committee’s endeavours.

The committee swiftly entrenched itself as an indispensable dynamo within the community, fostering collaboration, innovation, and progress in education. By synergizing with schools, parents, students, and other stakeholders, the committee facilitated the creation of a supportive and empowering educational milieu that nurtured the potential of all learners and contributed to the comprehensive development of the region.

One of the MGREC’s inaugural major initiatives was the establishment of regional education committees, which transpired shortly after its inception. This initiative, generously underwritten by bpTT, heralded the commencement of a fruitful alliance that would reap substantial benefits for the community.

In June 2015, the MGREC embarked on a collaborative endeavour with the Caribbean Kids and Families Therapy Organization (CKFTO), underpinned by funding from Repsol YPF. This initiative engaged parents and the wider community in educational initiatives that harnessed collective expertise, resources, and support to engender a positive impact on student learning and community development. A particular emphasis was placed on addressing the needs of special needs students, a critical facet of education that is often neglected.

In September 2015, the Mayaro/Guayaguayare Regional Education Committee had the opportunity to convene with the Energy Alliance, which encompassed bpTT LLC, Shell Trinidad and Tobago, National Energy Company Trinidad and Tobago, Repsol YPF, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago, and Heritage Petroleum Company Ltd. This meeting marked a new epoch in the committee’s journey, unveiling new possibilities for collaboration and expansion.

Through its indefatigable efforts and unwavering commitment, the Mayaro/Guayaguayare Regional Education Committee continues to play a pivotal role in the community, actively engaging in a myriad of educational initiatives and activities aimed at enhancing learning opportunities and fostering development.

In November 2024, in response to the radical metamorphoses necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mayaro/Guayaguayare Regional Education Committee underwent a significant transformation. A new executive team was ushered in, consisting of Mr. Anill Louis Maraj, Ms. Majella Simon, Ms. Rhea Alvarez-Alexander, alongside past executives; Ms. Addie Joseph, Ms. Natasha Gould, and Mrs. Angeline “Aunty Paula” Evelyn. Under the stewardship of Mr. Maraj, this new body embarked on a new initiative to introduce modern technologies predicated on international standards to the educational bodies of the Mayaro/Guayaguayare Community. This initiative is a testament to the power of collaboration and the transformative impact of education, and it continues to sculpt the future of education in the region.

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