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.


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!

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. 


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


Board of Directors

Nicole Galt Chair
Karen Lee Lum Vice-Chair
Giselle Forde-Reid Treasurer
Kristin Chiselko Legal-Counsel
Petrina Hernandez Secretary
Collin A Poon Whay Public Relations
Jean-Claude Cournand Special Advisor
Jessica Greer Morris Non-Voting Advisory Member

Community Advisory Board 

Amilcar Sanatan Research Assistant - IDGS UWI
Ann Marie Narine Exec. Director Emeritus- Heroes Foundation
Asiya Mohammed Founder - Conflict Women LTD
Gabrielle Punch Visual Diplomacy Assistant - U.S.Embassy TT
Marina Hilaire-Barlett  Executive Director- PSI Caribbean
Michelle Celestine Executive Director - Heroes Foundation
Moira Lindsay Regional Program Director - PSI Caribbean
Richard Blewitt Resident Representative Coordinator-UNDP
Sharon Mottley Study Lead - NASTAD
Tennille Amor Youth Ambassador - United Nations

Meet The Team

Deneka Thomas Program Manager and Lead Teaching Artist
Arielle John Teaching Artist
Ariana Herbert Teaching Artist
Jean Claude Cornand Managing Director - the 2 Cents Movement
Jessica Greer Morris Founding Executive Director - Girl Be Heard USA
Vincent O'Neil Media Technician
Isaiah MC Clean Graphic Designer
Kate Byrne Community Liasion and Programs Coordinator

Schedule and History

November 1, 2018
GBHTT Staging The Revolution
Central Bank Auditorium

April 20, 2018
GBHTT Unplugged
Little Carib Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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