The students have been raising funds for the trip over the past year, and their efforts were rewarded by other agencies, including the State College, Blackburn College, the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council in London and the Dominica Youth Development Division.
The students are Hank Durand; Miguel Bruney; Seth Burton; Damien Leblanc; Annika Bellot, Jerlyn Williams; Jemina Bernard; Nadege Roach; Dylan Dyer and Keyhan Mendes. They will be accompanied by Mr. Colbert Pinard, Programme Coordinator, Officer at Youth Division and Sophia Browne, staff member in the Department of Student Services.
The College administration and the Board of Governors have been supportive of the initiative to encourage Dominica State College Students to visit colleges and countries around the globe.
College President, Dr. Donald C. Peters, said “the Dominica State College wants to be at the forefront in providing our students with the best education available in the region, and one indicator of a quality university or college is its commitment to providing opportunities for its students to experience education outside the classroom and in other international communities. This summer we are sending our students to the U.S.A and the U.K. Next summer we will be looking at other countries for our students. It is my hope that students graduating from our local high schools will make the Dominica State College their preferred choice for higher education. Our ability to send our students to other parts of the world will go a long way in attracting high ability students to the Dominica State College, before they decide to consider another regional college,” .
The Fall semester for 2010/2011 will begin on September 7th, 2010.