‘My purpose is to make a difference in society’ 

American Historian and politician, Henry Brooks Adams once said, “A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell where his influence stops.”

The impact that a good teacher can make on a child’s life is often underestimated. That is why I decided to highlight Celine Frederick today. Celine is a very confident, self-assured, mature, 20 year old from Gasparillo who developed an interest in pursuing a career as an educator because of the initial influence of her primary schoolteacher.

Celine is presently a year-two student at the University of Trinidad and Tobago, pursuing her Bachelor of Education in Special Needs and Primary Education. She is also a Youth Autism Ambassador, an executive member at Support Autism T&T. She is also a director at the Autism Siblings and Friends Network and the main co-ordinator of the NGO’s centre, Rahul’s Clubhouse. Celine was shortlisted last year for the Ministry of Youth Development and National Service, National Youth Awards 2021, in the category Youth Leadership – Students.

Source: ‘My purpose is to make a difference in society’ – Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

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