My name is Kamane Soman and I was born on April 24th 1976 at the Arima District Hospital Trinidad and Tobago West Indies. Neither of my parents had any formal education. My dad was a jack of all trade. He was a tailor, carpenter, a cook at weddings and any functions. My mom was a homemaker. I was the seventh (7) child out of eleven (11) children.
I attended the Carapo RC Primary School, then to Mount Hope Junior Secondary School then to El Dorado Senior Comprehensive School. I later got married and have 2 children. I am a survivor of Domestic violence.
My husband at the time was very abusive both physical and emotional to me. When he tried to kill me , and threaten to kill the kids ,I knew I had to do something. Getting out of the abuse was a long hard journey. I started studying so i can better help myself and other women who have been in similar circumstances.
I studied Counseling at the Rape Crisis Society in Port of Spain Trinidad. I studied Legal Studies with School Of Practical Accounting & Legal Studies in Trinidad. I studied Alcohol & Drug Abuse Awareness with Positive Mindset Learning & Development Consultant. Conflict Resolution & Mediation Level 1&2 with Conflict Resolution & Mediation Center of Trinidad & Tobago. Risk & Vulnerability in Children ( online) with Strathclyde University Glasgow.
I got custody of my kids and we started picking up our lives together. I started a non government organization in 2016 called People Against Domestic Abuse-PADA where I started offering FREE counselling, Court Support, Conflict Resolution, Family Mediation , Community Mediation, Risk and Vulnerability in children & Drug & Alcohol Abuse Awareness. I offer all these services free to the women and girls affected by Domestic violence. I work very closely with other NGO's to bring awareness and education about Domestic violence in Trinidad and Tobago. As I continued to bring Awareness and Education our goal is a build a safe house so we can house and educate survivors of Domestic Violence and abuse.
I have been on numerous talk shows in Tobago talking and educating people about Domestic Violence.
I work very closely with the various Police Stations in Tobago, also the Victim and Witness protection unit to help educate survivors of Domestic violence.