Back to School Drive
Halimah’s Helping Hands annual Back-to-School Drive is an
initiative geared towards equipping underprivileged
school children throughout Trinidad and Tobago with their
basic educational needs. It aims to motivate the
learning process and refines the attitudes of children
towards their education in order to ensure a more solid
foundation for their future.
Poverty and Education
Each year, increasing numbers of children are entering schools with circumstances associated with
poverty. “Poverty is considered a major at-risk factor in a child’s education. Leroy &. Symes, (2001).
Factors such as ; very young , single or low educational level parents, unemployment, abuse and
neglect, substance abuse, dangerous neighbourhoods, homelessness, frequent mobility...
Apart from our core objective of providing schoolbooks and supplies to our nation’s
underprivileged children, Halimah’s Helping Hands also involves itself in assisting our local
and regional communities in areas where assistance is needed. From national/ regional disasters to the provision of food hampers, clothes, medical supplies, ‘Zakaat’ distribution, home construction/repairs and general assistance, HHH, as our name connotes, continues to help the family of humanity wherever possible...