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  • Diaspora groups donates books worth EC1.1 million dollars to Dominican schools

    first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share 163 Views   one commentcenter_img LocalNews Diaspora groups donates books worth EC1.1 million dollars to Dominican schools by: – February 7, 2012 Share A student of the Dominica Community High School receiving a symbolic token of the books from Rachel Amantrading of the Foundation while Dr. Wendel Thomas looks on.Two Diaspora groups; the Baptist Family Foundation of St. Joseph which has been in existence for over ten years and the Global Literacy Project, have collaborated in donating a 40 foot container of books to educational institutions in Dominica.A total of 11, 265 books will be distributed to schools on the island including the Dominica State College and the University of the West Indies Dominica Open Campus.At a handing over ceremony on Monday, one of the representatives of the Baptist Family Foundation of St. Joseph Angelic Baptist noted that the donation of books is a milestone for Dominica and although the organization has assisted Dominicans in many areas; education is their major priority.“We have catered to our fellow Dominicans in every capacity, such as providing hospital supplies, elderly care materials, assistance to the homeless and home for the aged; Grotto and to the St. Joseph Health Centre but education is our major priority.”Angelic Baptist of the Baptist Family Foundation of St. Joseph.Baptist highlighted the assistance which the Foundation has given to the St. Joseph School among other schools on the island in the form of books stating that, “We as a family take pride in doing so because we believe that is a right of every child to have an opportunity to be educated. I believe that there should never be a limit to learning or achieving one’s goals. I also believe if we help the children take pride in education we will build a society and a better Dominica”.She announced that her Foundation and the Global Literacy Project “have worked hard to bring high quality, large quantity books to our country” and thanked Ambassador Vince Henderson and Kelver Darroux for their facilitation of this donation. “Today I am proud to announce to you we have 11, 265 brand new books having a value of US$401, 597. 00 the equivalent of EC$1.1 million. These books will be distributed to Dominican schools and will be given to the children to take home.” President of the Gloabl Literacy Project, Dr. Wendel ThomasPresident and Founder of the Global Literacy Project, Dr. Wendel Thomas who hails from the village of La Plaine, told Monday’s ceremony that his organization has been working hard to provide quality books for Dominica.“We have been working hard and I must say that the books and materials that we have are of the quality that Dominica is accustomed too. Strangely enough there are other standards in other places and because I’m a native I am well aware of our standard; and this standard is at the premium these books are actually hot off the press, they are brand new. I have never seen them because they came from the publishers through another NGO to my organization.”Meanwhile Co Founder of the Global Literacy Project Nigerian Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa said “we believe very strongly that the progress of any country depends on the ability of that country to produce smart people who can help lead the country”. He believes that the donation of books will assist in that regard. Co Founder of Global Literacy Project, Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa.He also complimented the island on being the most beautiful country as he said prior to his visit here, he though Rio De Janeiro was the most beautiful country but has to change this mindset as Dominica is indeed a very beautiful country. Parliamentary Representative for the St. Joseph Constituency Kelver Darroux said, “We must commend people who give back to their communities”.He explained that the donation will assist the government in realizing its goals to help develop young people in Dominica.Students of the Dominica Community High School and the Orion Academy were present to receive a symbolic token of the books as well as a representative of the Dominica State College and UWI Open Campus Dominica.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

  • Europe’s Finest on Display as France Battles Belgium for Final Ticket

    first_imgWhile defensive doubts have arisen – against Argentina and Japan respectively – both have stood firm, with Belgium now enjoying their best major tournament since Mexico 1986.The Red Devils will be without a key – if less flashy – part of their puzzle against France, with Thomas Meunier picking up a second booking prior to them being wiped for the semi-finals. Les Bleus will however be buoyed by the return of Blaise Matuidi, after sitting out a suspension of his own.Belgium’s Coach Roberto Martinez may be willing to switch to a classic 4-4-2 approach, without Meunier to call upon, to adapt to the French. If so, Nacer Chadli may start on the right, with Yannick Carrasco returning on the opposite flank. The Red Devils are looking readier than ever physically, psychologically and in their football to prove that their “golden generation” moniker is justified.Les Bleus impressed against Argentina through offensive flair, and against Uruguay by their unit’s solidity.Now, they need to beat the most spectacular team of the tournament so far. Belgium’s biggest threat: Eden Hazard. France’s solution: Ngolo Kante. This clash between the Chelsea team-mates (and two of the best players of the competition) will likely be key to the result.FACTFrance haven’t met any side more often than Belgium, having played them on 74 occasions. However, they have only met twice at the World Cup, with their last meeting coming in the third-place match at Mexico 1986, and have played each other in just eight friendlies since.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram France and Belgium now have to see who will be pursuing gold and who is left searching for bronze as the first semi final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup holds this evening here at the St Petersburg Stadium.The ticket is just an hour and a half of football away from a potentially career-crowning final football showpiece on Sunday in MoscowThe pair arrived with high hopes but outsiders had their doubts about whether the two extravagant jigsaws comprised of stupendous talent could be pieced together in time for a true assault on the Final.last_img read more

  • Larisa Ceric welcomed at the Airport after the European Championship

    first_imgLarisa Ceric, the European vice-champion in judo, arrived in Sarajevo after the competition.Our best athlete was welcomed by friends, and upon arrival in the capital of BiH, she said:“I was expecting the gold, but I knew that I had to beat Marina in the finals, but I did not succeed in placing my special technique because she knows me well, and I have to blame myself in some situations because I should not allow myself to enter in “golden score”. All in all, I am satisfied and very happy, “ Ceric said and then revealed plans for the season.“I canceled the competition in Budapest because of tiredness, and I will compete at the Grand Prix in Zagreb, followed by the World Championships at the end of August,” Ceric said, Klix.ba news portal reports.last_img read more

  • Brills Advances To Finals At Drake Invitational

    first_img Day 2 Results Story Links In doubles, Mela Jaglarz and Megan Webb led the team as they defeated Hall/Erasmus (MInn/NIU), 8-6, to move on to the Flight B doubles championship match. Brills, Jaglarz and Webb will play in their respective championship matches on Sunday to close out the Drake Inivational.  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img DES MOINES, Iowa – Senior Summer Brills advanced to the finals to lead the Drake University women’s tennis team at Drake Invitational on Saturday. Brill earned a pair of convincing victories to advance to the Flight A singles championship match. She began her day with a 6-5, 6-3 win over Creighton’s Ashley Ishimura and then finished her day by beating Minnesota’s Karyna Bihel, 6-4, 6-1.last_img read more