The eviction of The BIRDSONG ACADEMY from its established lifelong home
must not happen. This Center of learning has not only been home away
from home for thousands over a lifetime, it has been a center of
teaching and learning , which has assisted in molding generations of
young citizens into accomplished balanced "Good Citizens". We in
Trinidad have too often allowed landlords to dismantle elements of our
social fabric as personal wants time and again trump the NEEDS of our
Positioned as it is in the heart of one of the
most troubled geographical locations I am both appalled and frightened
that the offices holders across the divide has remained silent on this
critical matter. Will another property which generates income to line
the pocket of a landlord, be more vital,critical, useful than the
existing center of care and development of young people in dire need of a
place to learn not just music, but the development of human skills
needed to keep the balance between good and evil.
I have been
involved with the Academy for most of the years of its existence as a
person of support. I have given unqualified support Only because the
Principals and Pupils have always demonstrated a passion for excellence
and this is rare, very rare within the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Birdsong Academy is about all races, religions and underscores the
need for People! If as you read this note you are reminded of the Gray
Friars Church that was pulled down and destroyed on Frederick Street -
remember it was the oldest church in Trinidad and we allowed this to
happen. I ask you to do whatever you deem legally appropriate to stop
this country from making yet another mistake!
Stop the eviction of THE BIRDSONG ACADEMY!