Students in Dominica receive school supplies

DARDA 2011 school supply drive at Pichelin Primary School

Through the successful completion of its 2011 School Supply Drive initiative – aimed at promoting literacy and education in Dominica by providing book bags filled with necessary school supplies to needy students – DARDA (Dominica-American Relief & Development Association) was able to help prepare a number of students throughout several villages in Dominica for academic success in the 2011/2012 school year.

Through various donations and fund-raising activities, DARDA was able to provide 107 students from ten different schools with book bags filled with school supplies.  Students from Belles, Delices, Coulibistrie, Laudat, Pichelin, Wotten Waven, Bagatelle, Morne Prosper, Morne Jaune and Newtown primary schools received book bags filled with standard school supplies including notebooks, folders, geometry sets, pens, etc. as well as arts & crafts supplies for the younger grades.

DARDA recognizes the value of an education in a child’s growth and development.  For this reason, the School Supply Drive is a source of great pride and accomplishment for the group and the many friends of DARDA that have contributed to the drive’s success to date.  DARDA wishes the students the best in this academic year and looks forward to helping others in the years to come.

DARDA is a non-profit organization formed in 1981 by a group of Dominicans living in and around the New York, USA area that, over the years, has raised funds for and lent support towards several worthwhile causes throughout Dominica.

For more information about the School Supply Drive or DARDA, please visit our website at or find us on facebook!

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  1. miss
    November 17, 2011

    Thanks DARDA. God bless your effort

  2. forreal
    November 17, 2011

    i remember when i used to go to school with sh%% marchers or toe less rubber shoes,because that’s what my mother could afford,now today dominica has an organizations to help and provide for the children,that is blessings,keep on doing the right people

  3. Pichelin Massive
    November 17, 2011

    Thanks very much DARDA. I know that the supplies were well received. Thanks much for doing your part.

    It is heartening to the the Pichelin Puplis, they look so happy.

  4. November 17, 2011

    its are good thing for geting school supples! :-D

    November 17, 2011

    Good Drive, Good initiative! Children live what they learn and learn what they live. If a child Lives to receive school supplies from DARDA, he or she will LIVE to excel both in school and society, on a whole.

  6. Satelite
    November 17, 2011

    Wow! An outstretched hand to atudents in need. This brings a warm feeling to me just reading the article.

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