The Farm Road Community
Citizen Security Programme Community Action Officer (CAO)
Mr. Kwasi Cudjoe
Tel. 868-628-4277 ext. 12622
Community Action Council (CAC)
Farm Road Community Profile
It is important to note that as an unplanned community, there is no official census data to support this community profile. Sources of information are residents and an asset mapping exercise conducted by the Citizen Security Programme. A census is being conducted in 2010 which will be used to revise this profile once the data becomes available.
Farm Road is a squatting community located in St. Joseph on the southern side of the Priority Bus Route. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation. The community has an estimated population of Nine hundred (900) residents. The population of the community is predominantly Indo-Trinidadian with a larger percentage being young people between the ages of 12-29.
Of the approximately 900 residents, the majority is of East Indian descent, with a significant minority being persons of African or mixed descent.
In Farm Road, there is one pre-school, Star of Hope Pre-School, and one Secondary School, St. Joseph Secondary School. Children in the community generally attend primary schools in the Curepe and St. Joseph areas. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the majority of residents did not achieve an education beyond the secondary level with a significant number not having completed primary school.
There are five (5) small parlors attached to homes in the community. The majority of the residents can be categorized as self-employed (parlour owners), seasonally employed or temporarily employed (Unemployment Relief Programme). There are also skilled persons engaged in the service and construction industries. This community comprises of mostly low income families.
Farm Road has one recreational facility, a playing field. There are no youth groups or faith based organisations in the community. One cricket club exists which comprises members who are not residents of Farm Road, but is managed by a resident of Farm Road.
Source: CSO 2000 Census data; supplemented by CSP Community Assessments