WHAT IS GGATT?
The Girl Guides Association of Trinidad and Tobago (GGATT) is the organisation for the official Girl Guide movement in our twin island Republic.
We are active members of an amazing and the world's largest international voluntary organisation for girls and young women, WAGGGS, The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Our membership also extends to the WAGGGS' Western Hemisphere Region made up of some 36 member organisations with an enrollment of well over 4 million girls and the WAGGGS' Western Hemisphere Caribbean Link of Guiding.
There are well over 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts in 144 countries, with even more working towards membership. Through our members and their families we reach approximately 50 million people worldwide. In Trinidad and Tobago, our membership stands at approximately 4900.
From big cities to small villages, in many different cultures, a million volunteers work to bring friendship, fun and personal development to our young members. WAGGGS is divided into five regions: Africa, Arab, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Western Hemisphere and has four World Centres (in India, UK, Mexico and Switzerland.) These provide an international experience, leadership opportunities and adventure for girls and young women.
WHAT WE DO?
We provide non-formal education where girls and young women develop leadership and life skills through self-development, challenge and adventure. Our strength lies in the millions of girls and young women we serve and the impact they have among their peers, their families and the wider communities in which they live.
Girl Guides work on projects combating HIV and AIDS, peace building projects, healthy living and nutrition programmes, as well as programmes that develop and nurture self esteem and self confidence so girls and young women can make their own decisions about their lifestyles.
GGATT’s mission is to develop females through diversified training and experience by providing opportunities for empowerment, enabling them to become responsible citizens of the world.
Chief Commissioner - Jacqueline Dolly