NRWPTT Recognizes Outstanding Members.

NRWPTT Recognizes Carol Noel

Simple in appearance but a giant in contributions. Ms. Noel is qualified and experienced in the field of Human Resource Management, Occupational Health and Safety and Auditing. These are but a few of her academic listings. Her interest in the development of the community and in particular the family unit was foremost in the establishment of the Mc. Bean Voluntary Community Organization which assisted not only the provision of food hampers and clothing but also with household items. Various workshops and awareness sessions were also undertaken to inform members of the community on the issues of poverty eradiation, agriculture, family planning, substance abuse, domestic violence, home based economic activities that contributed to the household income, life skills development, road and water upgrade and scholarships for primary school children. Because of these the group networked with the Foundation for the Enhancement and Enrichment of Life (FEEL) and the Ministry of Social Development in its(ECHO) program Each One Help Others . While assistance was received from those identified, it was the individuals from the community who made the greatest input in cash, kine or manpower. There is great strength in persons coming together to use their energies to better those around them. Over time more than seven thousand families benefited from the group even to the extent that some were able to attend Servol Life Centre to learn skills.

Carol Noel has been working with the Network of Non Governmental Organizations of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women (“Network”) since its formative years (1983). She was a representative of the National Organization for Women, and was elected a Director from 1992 to 2020, functioning in different roles of Directorship ;Mobilization and Administration to name a few. Within the National Organization for Women the Used School Book project from 1984 was undertaken. She was given the responsibilities of visiting all the secondary school in the Northern parts of Trinidad to receive the copies of new book lists and parents were encouraged to bring their used school books to anyone of the various locations and exchange them for the ones they now needed, this initiative was of tremendous help to parents. Ms. Noel’s contribution has also spanned regionally and internationally through attendance at the following conferences and workshops:

  • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Trinidad,
  • Assembly of Caribbean People at Barbados and Cuba, Caribbean Court of Justice: Original Jurisdiction and Regional Economic Development Conference in Suriname,
  • United Nations Commission on the Status of Women- Manhattan
  • United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Brazil,
  • and the American Public Transport Association (APTA) Conferences in Memphis and New Orleans.

She has represented Civil Society and women in particular in Trinidad and Tobago through the Ministry of Labour Tripartite for Labour Committee, Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Council . The Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) as one of its first Directors. The Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC), and the Ministry of Labour Steering Committee for Action against Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. At each venture she brought her human resource management and health and safety knowledge which added value to her respective involvements. She is also a representative of the Federation of Independent Trade Union and Non-Government Organization (FITUN). Trinidad and Tobago Group of Professional Association (TTGPA) and serves on the Infrastructure and Maintenance Committee.

Her voice can be heard at national consultations on issues of women championing their causes to their betterment. Her dedication and drive was recognized by civil society on two occasions in Trinidad and Tobago one in 1996 by Network of NGOs for the Advancement of Women in collaboration with UN Women, on the occasion of International Woman’s Day under the theme “Stability of the Present and the Future”. She was again recognized and awarded by the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government in collaboration with Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago for outstanding contribution in recognition of meritorious and dedicated service in the field of Business Development on the occasion of the United Nation International Rural Woman’s day 15 October, 2016.

As a member of Atlanta/Port of Spain Sister Cities Citizens Exchange, International Education and Research Network Trinidad and Tobago (IERNTT) she was part of a trade mission to Atlanta to discuss business opportunities in the area of air travel, sanitation (garbage disposal), cultural diversity, fire fighting and educational collaborations. Both groups are members of the Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago and the rich contribution of the members have strengthened the Network of Rural Women. Through various activities and training programs women within the rural areas of Trinidad &Tobago were encouraged to use their skills or to develop new ones so that they can continue to develop and enrich their lives and those of their families.

Ms. Noel has had a varied scope of job experiences from a Clerk Typist at Lewis Accounting Services, to the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure for six years, after which she joined a service provider company providing instrument, electrical, mechanical and production services in the Oil and Gas Industry for fifteen years. Ms. Noel was the Secretary of the BPTT/Safecom Service Providers which dealt with Health and Safety issues between the service providers and BPTT.

At present she is the Administrative Manager of the family owned business CHANROL Supplies and Services Limited located in Princes Town, Trinidad which provides administrative services to individuals, micro and small business and non-governmental organizations. While being an active member of her church Families for Jesus Ministries International and the various civil society groups where she has developed new relationships, she can testify that her greatest accomplishment is that of being a mother and mentor to young women. She is looking forward to going to various locations within Trinidad to conduct the E-Learning training program undertaken with Network of Rural Women Producers Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with UN Women to prepare the participants for the new norm in training and communication.