This year Torres Foundation collaborated with Panos Caribbean at Camp Can Do (CCD) 2011. Indi Lafayette, Panos Director, Adelle Roopchand, Journalist, and Patrick Lafayette, communications consultant orchestrated an impressive media blitz to promote CCD 2011 and conducted a very successful Journalism workshop for our campers.

The Torres Foundation believes that the disabled must be the crafters and delivers of their own message if they are going to be successful in getting their story effectively told. This is one of the major reasons why the journalism workshop was chosen for this year.

The campers were coached on how to produce a mini radio news magazine. They prepared their scripts; conducted interviews to support their story; and narrated the entire production. The final product was quite impressive considering that none of the campers had ever done this kind of project before. The news magazine will be aired on WRTFB BridgeCom Radio next week Monday August 15, at 8:00 PM as part of our We Can Do program. It will be rebroadcast throughout the week.

The Torres Foundation would like to thank the Panos Caribbean team for all their very impressive work at CCD 2011.

Following are some of the links to the newspapers that carried the story:

Antigua Observer
Trinidad Guardian
Panos Caribbean
SKN Vibes