The Never Dirty Community

 

Citizen Security Programme Community Action Officer (CAO)

Mr. Kevin Liverpool

Tel. 868-628-4277  ext. 12625

 

Never Dirty Community Action Council (CAC)

Shareed Mohammed Chairperson
Mary de la Rue Secretary
Anetta Collins Member
Pastor Kelvin Thomas Member
Michelle Gopaul Member
Winfield Sylvester Member
Emmanuel Gilkes Member
Marlon Lynch Member
Joan Sansavoir Member
Nkosi Cummings Youth Member

 

Never Dirty Community Profile

 

Location
Never Dirty  is located in Morvant with its borders being hills to the north, from the north going east there is an imaginary line from the hills to Gerbera Drive with an imaginary line from Gerbera Drive to Laventille Extension road going south. From here going west is Angelina Terrace straight into the hills. This community is located in the southern foothills of the Northern range, east from downtown Port of Spain. The community is served by one street Laventille Extension which runs in and out of the community.
 

Population
Never Dirty is a residential area with 461 households and a total population of 1,342 . The Never Dirty community has a predominantly (74%) Afro-Trinidadian population. 38% of the population is between 7-24 years of age. The majority of residents are of the Baptist religion followed closely by the Anglican religion.

Many of the houses are built close together on the hill side, some of which can only be accessed by uneven steps up the hillside. There are also a few abandoned houses.
 

Education
There are two pre-schools in the area both of which are privately owned. The majority of the population has attended school with 44% having Secondary Schooling as the highest level, however out of this group 60% did not pass any exam. Obtaining 3-4 O’Levels was the next highest level of education with 12% of the population having achieved this. Of those who did some level of training 41% have a certificate with an exam. The 7-12 age group makes up 41% of those attending school.
 

Economy
The workforce of Never Dirty is 461 persons; this represents 50% of the working population. Of the working population the majority work in private enterprise (62%) followed by those who have no paid help (21%). The major occupation of the working population is Craft and Related with 42%, while the major industry is Food and Beverage that makes up 40% of all Industries. 46% of the population makes less than $500 monthly followed by 21% making $1,000 - $1,999 per month.
 

Youth Activities
In Never Dirty, there is an All Purpose Court which is used for football, cricket and basketball. Also, there is a fully functional Community Centre which is used for training workshops, vacation camps and other programmes.

 

Source: CSO 2000 Census data; supplemented by CSP Community Assessments