Summer hike to assist needy students

Twelve needy children are banking on an upcoming summer hike aimed at facilitating their attendance at school in September.

The proceeds of the hike will be used to help the twelve, according to organisers Waitukubuli National Trail Management Unit, in partnership with Digicel, Krazy Tees and Loubiere Water.

The students will be selected by village councils and school principals across the island, and the twelve most “deprived” students will be recipient of the school supplies to be provided under the initiative.

Education Officer Margaret Jules Royer has welcomed the initiative.

“We know it is very difficult for parents, especially for those persons who have children leaving the primary school and entering the secondary school, who move from doing five/six subjects a day, to sometimes as much as thirteen subjects in first form,” she said.

“So you can well understand the expense parents have to go through and the ministry is very grateful that you could come together to contribute immensely to these people, and especially the children of Dominica”.

The three-hour Hike will take place along a section of segment five of the national trail.

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14 Comments

  1. island gyal
    July 17, 2012

    the hike is august 11th part of segment 5 of the waitikubuli national trail…….pond case to emerald pool….$40…call 616 1500 or 616 1502…includes t shirt , water and transportation……..

  2. lacking..
    July 16, 2012
  3. Doctori
    July 14, 2012

    Where is the information? No number, date,time,price!

  4. lacking..
    July 13, 2012

    Seriously DNO?? LOL.. you didn’t publish my comment asking for date, time and who we can contact to participate??

  5. July 13, 2012

    organizers we need date and time….segment five i believe is from pond case to castle bruce if i am right….i all in and will organize a group to participate..

    • Wildflower
      July 13, 2012

      I was just about to say the same thing…some serious gaps in this story DNO!!

  6. Redemption Son
    July 12, 2012

    When is the hike? I would love to participate and make a contribution!

  7. Clarity
    July 12, 2012

    Segment five is great for hiking. How does one participate and contribute to the cause?

  8. again
    July 12, 2012

    I am not against helping the needy. i will start off by making that clear.But i am wondering, how much must we give to the needy. these same needy ones in many cases are getting 500.school transfer,CCF sponsorship, EDUCATION TRUST FUND BOOKS, FREE TRANSPORTATION FROM GOVERNMENT.uniform and shoes from government, private sector scholarships. While the the children of the tax payers,we the so-called employed ones get no support whatsoever. Shouldn’t all the children of Dominica get a little even though is a one time help? I am just saying….

    • ideal
      July 12, 2012

      i am sur all you so call working ones can support your children..it says needy children not children of the rich we need to support these child not yours because you working

    • Needy Again?
      July 12, 2012

      How does one measure needy? I totally agree with your comment. From personal experience and observations, many of the so-called “needy” live better off than we the tax payers of this country. These are the very one who drop out of school before reaching 5th form even after effort has been made to assist them in all areas. Civil servants are needy too. Help them too. They need the $500 transfer grant which has been said is “not a free for all”. I was told bluntly from a worker at one of the Village Councils, “Do not bother to complete the form, you will not get. You working and your husband working.” Magway ca. “I need the money.”

    • moi
      July 13, 2012

      @again, you are so correct….I support you on this one.

    • July 13, 2012

      i understand where u coming from

  9. Hmmmm!
    July 12, 2012

    Great Idea!
    Can we please get the details? Time and date. I am totally game on supporting the children in need and on hiking.

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