Arthur Ashe Institute Project
THE ARTHUR ASHE INSTITUTE PROJECT
The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health provides a Summer Course for students from the Institute’s Health Science Academy. Students conduct research projects in collaboration with NGO’s/CBO’s. This year, 3 student interns from secondary schools in Trinidad, are researching Climate Change & Public Health @ the PaPWFT, having been selected as they have a 75% overall average together with a 75% average in Health related topics.
The Arthur Ashe project in collaboration with the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Science & Technology, St Augustine, builds upon an earlier Fullbright fellowship. This year’s project is being spearheaded by Marilyn Fraser-White, MD, Deputy Director, Arthur Ashe Institute; Fullbright Research Specialist, Brooklyn, USA.
Climate Change & Public Health will pose an increasing Public Health threat to the generation currently in Secondary Schools in Trinidad & Tobago.
The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust is and has been involved in Climate Change issues “on the ground” since 1989, and continues to teach daily about Climate Change, Health & Social issues and the effects on all of us everywhere. The Trust has also completed 3 successive Climate Change projects funded by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Biodiversity & Human Linkages to Climate Change, funded through the Small Grants/GEF/UNDP, both designed to bring awareness and action to both Primary & Secondary School students in Trinidad & Tobago. We are now serving as a community host for the Arthur Ashe Institute for these 3 student interns from San Fernando Central Secondary School, St. Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando and Naparima Girls School for their Climate Change & Public Health Research Project.