“There is nothing soft about Virtues. They are strong, and they are vital.” Salma Pantin-Pino, The Virtues ProjectTM Facilitator.
If we want to build a future that we’re proud of, we need to work hard towards making it happen. When it comes down to it, our choices and actions are rooted in the values and virtues we hold as individuals. These are what shape us as human beings, and what really determine our behaviour. What is important, is that the values and virtues we pass along as individuals, families, communities, and as a Country, leave a lasting, strong and sustainable impact on our world.
This philosophy has motivated employees of San Fernando based Trinity Exploration & Production to introduce The Virtues ProjectTM into daily activities at the Rancho Quemado Government Primary School. Spearheaded locally by a primary school teacher, Salma Pantin-Pino, this internationally acclaimed movement has positively influenced the behaviour of children and adults wherever introduced. It is a character development tool that will help the teachers, parents and students to build a culture of excellence at the School, which will then be shared with families, the community and the rest of Trinidad and Tobago.
This project combines the efforts of very many small steps into one movement that catalyses internal reflection, behaviour changes and teamwork, to ensure that our future leaders understand and live “Discipline, Production and Tolerance”. Guided by the philosophy of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, the introduction of The Virtues ProjectTM into this school is the starting point to build the future that we wish to see in Trinidad and Tobago, and gives us all as individuals, to become part of the bigger picture.
How do you imagine the future? What are the things that you look forward to seeing and experiencing? If you had the opportunity to change the future for the better, would you do it? If yes, what’s stopping you right now? “Together we aspire, together we achieve.”