Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago praises work of Vision On Mission
Speech by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, at Vision on Mission 16th Anniversary and Award Ceremony
On the 12th October 2017, Vision On Mission held its 16th Anniversary and Awards Ceremony where the Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago gave the main address at the event.
Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, stated: “Vision On Mission works with a clientele that many of us would prefer to stay in the shadows. Their clientele is the often marginalized and maligned ex-convicts in our communities and the deportees who had been incarcerated abroad and returned ‘home’ upon completion of their sentence. Vision On Mission seeks to give those persons a second chance to “do it the right way” which is “the better way” as I note from their Mission Statement.”
He further goes on to say, “Today I applaud the on-going work of Vision On Mission, which in its own way, is one of the crime-fighting mechanisms we have available to us in this country and I know that they work closely with the Ministry of National Security and other Government Ministries and Agencies to reduce recidivism in our country and keep our youth on the straight path.
As a Government, we continue to partner with many NGOs like Vision On Mission, to operate programmes that provide social assistance in a meaningful way. Yet, what is necessary for all these organisations to be successful is the selflessness of people, regular people who are willing to give of our time, talents and treasures for the good of humanity without expecting a reward, acclaim or fame.”
“Rehabilitation and reintegration programmes for ex-inmates, deportees and delinquent youths offered by VOM and other similar organisations continue to be relevant to the society of Trinidad and Tobago particularly since crime continues to be a major hurdle in the country’s social and economic development. In closing I wish to Congratulate the Team at Vision On Mission. May you continue to succeed in all your endeavours.
I thank you.”