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About Us

Mission

To promote the educational, cultural, and social development of blind people in Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the Caribbean in an effort to bring about independence, career opportunities, and overall life enhancement.

Purpose

The Foundation is a grassroots organization of people helping people to achieve their highest potential. The Foundation is guided by the principle that access to opportunities makes success. When a blind person has been provided the proper tools, education, equal access, and a chance to prove himself, only then will he truly have the ability to make himself a productive successful member of society.

Founding

Wilfred Robert Torres

On December 13, 1998, Wilfred Robert Torres, a blind citizen of Trinidad and Tobago, died of cardiac complications. He was very popular and well respected both in and out of the blind community. Many came to him for guidance and counsel and he would always help whenever and wherever he could. As a blind individual and the father of a blind child, Mr. Torres was always concerned about the need for better services and opportunities for blind people in Trinidad and Tobago. He was an outspoken leader and an advocate for the advancement and social development of the blind. Thus, upon his death family and friends established the W. R. Torres Foundation for the Blind in his memory. In 2005 the foundation opened a permanent Caribbean headquarters in downtown Port of Spain.

United States Capitol building

In 2004 the Torres Foundation opened its United States headquarters in the heart of Washington DC. We provide numerous services to federal, state, and local governments as well as to companies and individuals. Our first class office space provides a comfortable environment for both training and technology demonstrations. Visit the services page for an in-depth look at what we provide.