August 15, 2014
Long-time LO member Fred Prescod CLT helped a school in his country of birth, Trinidad.

Prescod served on the LO Interiorscape Sector Group and taught at Mohawk College. He resides in Hamilton, and explained he took a trip home last year for his brother’s funeral. His brother was musician Patrick ‘Pat’ Prescod.

While in Trinidad, Prescod visited a local school, named for his father, where he was approached by members of staff who outlined a number of areas in which the school required assistance. One such area was the need for a presentation projector to aid in teaching, which Prescod donated.

“I am very pleased to hand over this projector,” he remarked. “I am trying to establish a relationship with the school, because there are a couple of other things I am trying to do for the school, especially with the music program. I am trying to hook them up with my cousin, Victor Prescod.” Victor Prescod is a musician, educator and adjudicator in Trinidad.

Principal of the C.W. Prescod Primary School, Yvette Antoine, said the school was very happy to receive the projector. She said, “We really needed this projector.”

The average annual income in Trinidad is about $11,000.

She thanked Prescod for coming to the school’s assistance, stressing, “He has been working with us for some time now, and we pray that he continues to work with us. The school bears his father’s name, and it reflects on his family.”

Christopher Wilberforce Prescod (C.W. Prescod) was born in Georgetown. He served as headmaster of the Georgetown Primary School and the Evesham Methodist School, before being appointed inspector of schools. After his retirement, he opened a commercial school, teaching typing, shorthand and bookkeeping. He was also chairman of the board of education for many years. “Everyone knew him as Teacher Prescod,” said Fred. C.W. Prescod passed away in 1980.