The Sunrise Sewing Group of Grand Fond is expected to benefit from a major cash injection for the purchase of much needed equipment.
The Dominica Social Investment Fund (DISIF) has granted the group $56,600 for the purchase of five computers, industrial sewing equipment and cooking equipment.
The former Parliamentary Representative Abraham Browne submitted a proposal to DSIF, which also provided the funds for training the group members in sewing and dress making.
Browne said the Youth Division has also collaborated with the group and has added another five computers to their stock for use in the upper part of a two-storey building, where the group has setup a computer training centre for the entire South Eastern district.
Former Minister of Community Development and Parliamentary Representative for Grand Fond Gertrude Roberts, is expected to officially hand over a building to the Sunrise Sewing Group of Grand Fond. Roberts was able to do this by providing her land for the erection of the building and soliciting funds for its construction, according to Browne.
That building will be handed over at a ceremony in Grand Fond on Thursday.
– DNO Correspondent