About Us

Who We Are

The Esimaje Foundation, Non-Governmental, Non-Profit Organization, seeks to reach out through the cracks, to people in society. We focus on capacity building through our multiple programme for boys, young men and fathers helping them acquire positive life ,leadership and parenting skills.

What We Offer

We offer counselling, access to high quality educational opportunities ,mentoring and financial support service, which are provided free of cost to all our participants. Over the last few years we have worked with young men in communities in Trinidad and Tobago.

Our Vision, Tagline and Mission

Vision: Empowering today’s boys and men to become responsible men.
Tagline: Better Boys, Better Men
Mission: Passionate people engaging undeserved boys and men through holistic programs.

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What Sets Us Apart

  • Foundation
  • Inspiration
  • Observation
  • Vision

The organization was founded by Dr. Otisetimeyin “Oti” Esimaje and Dr. David Toby in 2006 and registered in 2008. The organization seeks to reach out through the cracks, to people in society. We focus on capacity building through our multiple programme for boys, young men and fathers helping them acquire positive life ,leadership and parenting skills.

The idea for the foundation was sparked as they were both employed at the Port of Spain General Hospital. We offer counseling, access to high-quality educational opportunities, mentoring and financial support services, which are provided free of cost to all our participants.

At the hospital they would encounter young males in the lower socio-economic bracket who desperately lacked career guidance and positive youth development.

When they realized that men are central causes of many societal problems: and most institutions have barely made provision to address these issues. They wondered what impact might be made if young adult men and fathers were immersed in the cultures of responsible fatherhood and entrepreneurship for a few hours a week, over a short 3-4 month period.

Our Leaders

Dr. Oti Esimaje

Cofounder

Dr. Oti Esimaje is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Lanniup Group. He is the co-founder and a director in The Esimaje Foundation Dr. Esimaje also practiced Cardio-thoracic surgery at the Port of Spain General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago. Now, however, he is a Senior Partner of the New Town Medical Centre… READ MORE.

Dr. David Toby

Chairman

Dr. David Toby is a leading Orthopaedical Surgeon in Trinidad and Tobago and the Chairman of the Esimaje Foundation. After attending the University of the West Indies, Mona, from 1970-1976, Dr. Toby went on to become a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Scotland. While in Scotland Dr. Toby was recruited for… READ MORE.

Ms. Valerie Wilson

Director

Ms. Valerie Wilson is a trained Immunologist and public health professional who has provided leadership and technical advisory services to Ministries of Health, private and public sector laboratories and staff in 23 countries within the Caribbean region, through her work at the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre… READ MORE.

Dr. Phillip St. Louis

Director

Dr. Phillip St. Louis is renowned for his expertise in the field of Neurosurgery. With an unwavering commitment to advancing medical science and improving patient outcomes, he has made significant contribution to the field of Neurosurgery, and has transformed the lives of many individuals… READ MORE.

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    CONTACT INFO

    55 Woodford St, Port of Spain, Trinidad
    Phone: +1-868-223-7511
    Fax: +1-868-223-7511
    Open: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:00