DNCW recognizes eight mothers

The mothers were recognized on Friday

Eight deserving mothers were presented with food hampers courtesy of the Dominica National Council of Women (DNCW) on Friday.

The Mother’s Day recognition ceremony was held under the theme: “Empowering Women Encouraging Motherhood”.

The mothers were: Nora Fontaine, Royette Cooke, Linda Branka, Lorma Registe, Jeanillia George, Yoland Watty, Ezra George and Anna Joseph.

Member of the NGO Coalition Yvonne Alexander said: “Helping mothers feel appreciated on a particular day is a good idea because motherhood and all it entails is really an awesome and can be a daunting task.”

She stated that although motherhood is a fulfilling task some mothers still struggle with providing their children with the basic needs.

“Unfortunately because of the socio-economic conditions under which so many of our women and our families operate here in Dominica sometimes some of these mothers are really not able to enjoy mother’s day because there are so preoccupied with making ends meet in providing adequately for their children,” Alexander noted.

However, she stated that this small gesture will assist these mothers in enjoying Mother’s Day a little better.

“Because of the preoccupation of what do I prepare, how do I fend for the children will be gone because they will have some food supplies that they can use,” she remarked.

Alexander urged individuals to be more to be more conscious of the environment for women.

“But beyond this I would really like us to think as individuals as communities as countries about being really much conscious in how we provide the environment in which women can be empowered in which women can be assisted in fulfilling this important role, this role of nurturing, this role of providing for children,” Alexander stated.

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8 Comments

  1. Tetemorne
    May 14, 2017

    Empowerment?…handouts????

  2. DOMINICA ABROAD
    May 13, 2017

    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL MY DOMINICAN MOTHERS MAY GOD CONTINUED TO BLESS EVERYONE OF YOU AS YOU RAISE YOUR CHILDREN AND ALSO TO LOVE THE LORD, AND THE GOOD LORD WILL PROVIDE HEALTH, LONG LIFE AND JOBS.
    GOD BLESSING

    DOMINICA

  3. viewsexpressed
    May 13, 2017

    “Unfortunately because of the socio-economic conditions under which so many of our women and our families operate here in Dominica sometimes some of these mothers are really not able to enjoy mother’s day because there are so preoccupied with making ends meet in providing adequately for their children,” Alexander noted…
    Skerrit please take note of the misery and poverty you and corrupt government have inflicted on our Dominican women.I bet you all the wives in Cabinet are happy, flying high and nice on trips, receives perks and are comfortable at home. Anyway these mothers above have struggled and happy with what they have. They cannot be bought but be recognised. No red handouts.
    Well done DNCW

  4. Dominca Massive
    May 13, 2017

    I will be the first one to commend the DNCW for this great gesture on bestowing tangible gifts to the well deserve Mothers….Am also wondering ,where has all the comment gone?Let`s it it nice along the way..Happy Mothers Day

  5. TIna Alexander
    May 12, 2017

    Lifeline Ministries wishes all Mothers a Happy Mothers Day. May your children out live you and carry your love always in their hearts. Always believe them and listen to their stories. Only broadcast their successes

  6. IV CALL
    May 12, 2017

    “Food hampers?” What about Job hampers? No jobs? Sacres toneh, Dominique mal papa.

    • Mothers are at home caring for the residence and raising their children. Some are in circumstances where they could work out but others are not. It would be commendable if jobs were created for those who are able to work while at the same time making allowance for those who cannot.

      When we honor motherhood we sow into the lives of their little ones. God bless the individuals and organizations that do this. God rebuke and remove from the face of the earth the organizations that promote abortion and call their movement *pro choice*. They dare to name their interests *reproductive health*. Pope John Paul 2 called it *the culture of death*. I renounce it in every nation including my own.

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. (Pastoral Counselor Certificate)

    • Rowrowbaby
      May 13, 2017

      What are you doing to help the situation. Stop your negativity

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