In February of 2020, the organisation operationalized its first largest, modern reintegration facility for male ex-offenders, deportees, and delinquent youth that provides accommodation, a skills training center on the premises and agriculture training on the property’s 20 acre agricultural land.
Acquisition of 12 acres of agricultural land and the establishment of the first modern reintegration facility in Trinidad and Tobago and the region; establishment of first reintegration facility in Trinidad and Tobago and the region for ex female offenders, female deportees and delinquent young women; buy in from Republic Bank Ltd. to refurbish aforementioned facility in Claxton Bay
Vision on Mission was named the 2012 recipient of the JB Fernandes Award for NGO Excellence in Trinidad and Tobago for its comprehensive rehabilitation efforts and restorative programs aimed at local inmates. The award was presented on Friday, May 10, 2012 at the T&T NGO Professionals Conference, sponsored by the JB Fernandes Memorial Trusts and convened by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA).
Vision on Mission awarded the Citizen’s Award by the Institute of Law and Academic Studies; recognition and approval granted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark for Vision on Mission’s proposals on rehabilitation; Vision on Mission visited by the US Ambassador, Beatrice Wilkinson Welters, resulting in offer of assistance by the Honorable Ambassador regarding the issue of US deportees to Trinidad & Tobago.
Vision on Mission’s Board was officially installed at a ceremony presided over by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the President of the Senate, Mr. Timothy Hamel-Smith and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Wade Mark. Vision on Mission awarded “The Most Outstanding Achievement” for prisoner rehabilitation by the Trinidad & Tobago Prison Service ; Humming-Bird Silver Medal awarded to Vision on Mission for Community Service; Howard University, Washington D.C, stellar award to Vision on Mission for work in the area of social justice; San Juan Businessmen Association awarded token of recognition for the community work performed by Vision on Mission; Mr. Wayne Chance honoured by i95.5fm as “The Best Radio Presenter of the Year”.
Vision on Mission’s Pre-Release Programme in the prison receives national attention via the media and the first official graduating class of the new installment of the Pre-Release Programme graduates; JB Fernandes, an international funding agency, breaking with established policy, agrees to annually fund Vision on Mission’s work in the area of public safety.
Official recognition and offer of assistance to Vision on Mission by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Grant of observer status to Vision on Mission by the United Nations General Assembly Secretariat at the United Nations General Assembly headquarters, New York, USA. Due to the assistance of Mr. George Hislop, a former Magistrate and Mr. Desmond Allum S.C. a fifty-two (52) acre parcel of land was purchased for the establishment of a rehabilitation and reintegration facility at Wallerfield, Trinidad, W.I.
The Youth Arise Programme is established and executed under the auspices of Vision on Mission in collaboration with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, who agreed to fund the programme to the tune of one million TT dollars ($1M TTD).
Mr. Wayne Chance appointed by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs to a task-force developing the National Youth Policy; Mr. Wayne Chance debuts as radio talk-show host on power 102fm thereby enabling him to reach a wider audience with the message of Vision on Mission.
Official recognition of Vision on Mission by the Ministry of National Security as a resettlement agency for ex-inmates; Mr. Wayne Chance appointed to an inter-ministerial committee to look at the problems of crime and deviance in Trinidad & Tobago.