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Girl Be Heard Trinidad and Tobago (GBHTT)

Birthed in partnership with the U.S. State Department (through the Embassy in Port of Spain) and 2 Cents Movement, Girl Be Heard Trinidad and Tobago empowers teenage girls through theatre-making, spoken word, and song.

After touring eight countries, Girl Be Heard received overwhelming support from partners and community members expressing great interest in providing the same community-based programs we have for young women in and around New York City to those abroad. From October 2016, Girl Be Heard received a grant from the U.S. State Department through the Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago and the Oak Foundation to establish a GBH program outside the United States.

Lead Partner: The 2 Cents Movement

The 2 Cents Movement reaches youth where they are, creating new spaces of contemporary art and discourse that challenge youth to think deeply, speak boldly, care selflessly, and act decisively towards addressing social issues. Girl Be Heard has identified 2 Cents Movement (2CM) to oversee the local chapter. We are working closely with the 2CM leadership team to share best practices and pioneer the first pilot/after-school program in Trinidad and Tobago.

Meet the Girl Be Heard Trinidad and Tobago Team

Girl Be Heard Trinidad and Tobago has a trained team of highly experienced professionals, including six additional Teaching Artists specially trained in our curriculum. A group of 15 girls auditioned and were chosen to be the first cohort to go through GBHTT’s girl empowerment program at Bishop’s Centenary College, which launched on January 6, 2017.

Video: Impact Media

Video: Impact Media
GBHTT Teaching Artists

Penelope Spencer Deneka Thomas 1 Tishanna Williams
Penelope Spencer,                     Deneka Thomas,                           Tishanna Williams,
Lead Teaching Artist                  Assistant Teaching Artist                Teaching Artist

GBHTT Program Manager

Takiyah De Four
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GBHTT Community Advisory Board

Abigail Ramsay Director of Global Partnerships – Girl Be Heard
Amílcar Sanatan Research Assistant – IGDS UWI
Ann Marie Narine Executive Director Emeritus – Heroes Foundation
Anthea McLaughlin CEO – The Bridge Foundation
Asiya Mohammed Founder – Conflict Women, LTD
Gabrielle Punch Visual Diplomacy Assistant – U.S. Embassy TT
Jean-Claude Cournand Founding Manging Director – The 2 Cents Movement
Jessica Greer Morris Founding Executive Director – Girl Be Heard
Marina Hilaire-Bartlett Executive Director – PSI-Caribbean
Michelle Celestine Executive Director – Heroes Foundation
Mickel Alexander Chief Operating Officer – The 2 Cents Movement
Moira Lindsay Regional Programme Director – PSI-Caribbean
Nicole Galt President – WAND
Nicole Joseph Chin Founder – Ms Brafit
Richard Blewitt Resident Representative & Coordinator – UNDP
Sharon Mottley Study Lead – NASTAD
Tennille Amor Youth Ambassador – United Nations

Support our Girls GBHTT.001
Make Checks Payable to:

The 2 Cents Movement
27G Teak Circular, La Couroupita
Caura Royal Road, El Dorado, Trinidad and Tobago

Jean-Claude Cournand
868-467-2513 or 868-301-9033

GBHTT Schedule and History

March 2016
Across Borders: Trinidad and Tobago Tour
Performance and Workshops:
Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk Trinidad – Ms. Brafit, Ltd.
St. Jude’s School for Girls
Bishop’s Centenary College
Central Bank Auditorium
The Ambassador’s Residence

December 13, 2016
Girl Be Heard Trinidad and Tobago Auditions
Bishop’s Centenary College

December 14 and 15, 2016
GBHTT Teacher Training
The Branch Tobago

January 6, 2017
First Session of GBHTT
Bishop’s Centenary College

March 14, 2017
Join us for the students of GBHTT’s first program first public performance
Little Carib Theatre

April 30, 2017
GBHTT Community Event: BOCAs Lit Fest – Human Rights Open Mic

July 5, 2017
Culminating Performance – Stage the Revolution
Central Bank Auditorium

June 30, 2017
Last Session of GBHTT
Bishop’s Centenary College

Pioneering a Pilot Program
At the invitation of Trinidadian-based partner Nicole Joseph Chin (of Ms. Brafit) and with strategic guidance from the U.S. Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago, GBH brought Girl Power performances and workshops to schools and community centers in Port of Spain March of 2016. Our young performers had the opportunity to perform for hundreds of school children. We thank Nicole for her vision and passion in making this program possible!


GBHTT in the News

Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, January 15th 2017