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Dominica State College

June 26, 2018
DSC, is a national college, located in the northern part of Roseau.
DSC is supported by the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Youth Affairs and Sports. It operates like a polytechnic institution, and offers classes in education, health, arts and sciences. It has a student population of about 1400.
The roofing was considered as mostly destroyed following Hurricane Maria. They received roofing materials consisting of lumber; corrugated galvanized metal roofing sheets (CGI); hurricane straps and ties; galvanized roofing screws and fasteners to cover a roofing area of approximately 65,000 square feet.
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Transforming Lives

Castle Bruce residents benefit from roof restoration

June 27, 2018
Castle Bruce is a village on the east coast of Dominica. It is the largest settlement in St. David Parish, with a population of 1,087 (2011 census). The homes of many Castle Bruce residents like Autisha Paul had roof restoration work done by our partner, IsraAid. They received roofing materials consisting of lumber, corrugated galvanized metal roofing sheets (CGI), hurricane straps and ties, galvanized roofing screws and fasteners to cover a roofing area of approximately 1000 square feet.
About 30% of all roofs in the village were destroyed.

Before & Now

Dublanc Health Centre

July 2, 2018
Dublanc is a village in Saint Peter parish on the west coast of Dominica. It sits on a low hillside at an elevation of 27 ft. As of 2011, it had a population of 413.
The Dublanc Health Centre serves the Dublanc, Bioche and Syndicate communities. On average, it serves about 10- 15 adults and children and on a doctor’s visit day can serve up to 40 people. On immunization days, it serves an average of 20 children.
The entire roof was lost during the passage of Hurricane Maria. Roof restoration work was done by our partner, Americares. They received roofing materials consisting of lumber; corrugated galvanized metal roofing sheets (CGI); hurricane straps and ties; galvanized roofing screws and fasteners to cover a roofing area of approximately 1476 square feet.
About 30% of all roofs were destroyed or gone in this village.
Photo: Zaimis Olmos/UNDP
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