As most people know our sister island of Dominica was recently affected by the passing of Tropical Storm Erica, which wreaked havoc on the Caribbean island. Many homes were destroyed and damaged and household items and personal effects were lost.
Specifically, many of the island’s school children were left without uniforms, shoes, books and other essentials required to re-enter school once an all clear is given.
Over the last fifteen (15) years Pinelands Creative Workshop has had a long relationship working in Dominica; alongside the UNDP implementing a Community Technology Project called CORICs and on a Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme with UN Women. During this time we have made many friends at the individual and organisational level both within the public and private sector as well as in the NGO community.
One of our main NGO partners on the ground the Dominica Youth Environmental Organisation (DYEO) has started an assistance programme involving clean up and assistance to school children in collaboration with the Girl Guides and Fusion Youth Group.
The magnitude of destruction in Dominica dictates that despite the regional and international responses there is still a need to assist in any and all ways possible.
The Executive of the DYEO has reached out to us for any support which we may be able to give to the school children of Dominica. It is in this regard that we call on our members, parents, supporters and all Barbadians to respond to this call through making appropriate donations.
Both monetary and material donations can be made to the Pinelands Creative Workshop headquarters situated at Rock Close, Wildey St. Michael or by calling 430-0551/429-5359.
The Executive of DYEO has assured us that all donations made will be recorded and documented.
We look forward to your kind support in this time of need.