As part of giving back to Dominica, a non-profit group known as The Dominica Health and Education Initiative (DAHEI) has saw the need to donate health and educational supplies to various institutions on the island.
Based in Boston, DAHEI has over five members, both in Dominica and the US, and its mission is to elevate the health and education standard in Dominica.
It also strives to create a model sustainable society through improving literacy and enhancing the lives and future of individuals, families and communities throughout the island.
One of DAHEI members, based here in Dominica, Joycelyn Graham-Laronde, handed over health supplies to Dr. Jeremy Cuffy at a ceremony held at the Roseau Health Centre on Monday.
She told Dominica News Online (DNO) that she felt overwhelmed being a part of the DAHEI Group.
“I feel very happy to be handing such donation today. And I believe this will go a long way in improving the health sector on island,” Laronde said.
Additionally she stated, “Such donation will continue as we are in the process of giving to the Preschools and Primary Schools on island. I hope that all supplies received will be put in good use.”
DAHEI was founded by Dr. Ann Marie Laronde-Richard and Farrah Laronde-Hutchison who were born and grew up in Dominica.
Though they both migrated to the US to further their education they have maintained connections with the island.
Their passion for establishing DAHEI came from the vision of assisting in the development of Dominica.