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Retiree Adolescent Partnership Programme (RAPP)


The Retiree Adolescent Partnership Programme (RAPP) provides a platform for learning enrichment and mentoring. It is geared towards helping adolescents, especially 'at risk youth', to appreciate the learning experience by providing a stimulating environment for positive social interaction. RAPP utilises the expertise of skilled retired persons to provide support services at the community level in the areas of academic assistance, sport, art, craft, music, academics, lifeskills, and general guidance.




Where is this service provided?

This service is provided at established RAPP Centres, during the hours of 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, except public holidays.  Currently, RAPP centres are located at: 

 

Caroni
Warrenville Regional Complex
693-0928

 

Nariva/Mayaro
Lot# 11 Ramrattan’s Building Naparima/Mayaro Road, Rio Claro
644-2346 / 3905

 

St. Andrew/St. David
358 Brierly Street, Sangre Grande
691-2535 / 3702

 

St. George East
Tunapuna Administrative Complex,
Eastern Main Road & Centenary Street, Tunapuna
662-0621

 

St. George West
Jobco Building 51-55 Frederick Street, Port of Spain
623-6929

 

St. Patrick East
Siparia Administrative Complex, High Street, Siparia
649-2473 / 1658

 

St. Patrick West
20, Agard Street, Point Fortin
648-0818

 

Victoria East
Marlson Building, High Street, Princes Town
655-2540

 

Victoria West
Mon Repos Regional Complex, San Fernando
657-7075

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Who should apply?

Both youth and retirees can participate in the RAPP.

Youth applicants must be recommended by a teacher or community leader and must be:

  • At least 9 years of age but not older than 21 years of age

 

  • Persons from disadvantaged home environments

 

  • Students who are left unsupervised after school hours because parents/guardians are at work or otherwise unavailable OR persons who have dropped out of the school system

Retirees may get involved in the programme by responding to advertisements posted within communities or may be sourced through community groups.

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How do I apply?

Youth applicants must complete a "Youth Participation" application form and have it signed by their parent/guardian.  An application form may be downloaded by following the link below or can be obtained from any RAPP centre.

Retirees must complete a "Facilitator" application form.  An application form may be downloaded by following the link below or can be obtained from any RAPP centre.

Completed application forms must be sent to the RAPP centre closest to the applicant's home or school.
 

If you are accepted to participate in the programme as a youth or retiree, you will be required to attend sessions at a RAPP centre from Monday to Friday each week.

RAPP Youth Participation Application Form

RAPP Facilitator Application Form

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Are there any fees?

Services offered through the RAPP are provided free of charge.

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Where can I find more information?

Additional information on the Retiree Adolescent Partnership Programme (RAPP) can be obtained by contacting the office below:

 


Retiree Adolescent Partnership Programme Unit
ABMA Building
55-57 St. Vincent Street, 
Port of Spain 
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 623-2608 ext.1233

 

 

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