Nurse launches programme to empower individuals in Kalinago Territory

The programme is organized by Nurse Annette Thomas-Sanford

Annette Thomas-Sanford, of Natari Care Services and a registered nurse in Sineku in the Kalinago Territory, is launching a six-month program which will focus on caring for members of the vulnerable population.

Dubbed the “Personal Support Worker Programme, she said the goal is to empower those who decide to participate.

The programme begins on October 3, at the Salybia Health Center and is open to individuals from the Kalinago Territory and surrounding communities. However, those from the Kalinago Territory will be given priority.

“This programme consists of five months in-class training and one-month rotation within a long-term care or acute care facility across the island,” Thomas-Sanford explained.

She said that course content will include seven modules which will focus on training individuals with the knowledge and skills to care for vulnerable people such as the elderly, children, those who are mentally and physically challenged at long-term care facilities, acute care facilities or privately at their homes.

“All facilitators will be Health Care professionals namely registered nurses or doctors,” she stated.

Successful candidates will receive a certificate at the end of the programme.

It runs from October 3 to April 12.

Thomas-Sanford is appealing to those interested in the participating in the programme to collect application forms from the Kalinago Council Office and the Salybia Health Centre.

Requirements for applications include:
• Completed Application Form
• One passport size photograph
• Police record
• Copy of birth certificate
• Certified copies of certificates or if didn’t complete secondary school a recommendation letter from an influential individual in your community.

Those interested can also call 1-767-276-2755.

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12 Comments

  1. jinbo
    August 27, 2018

    teach them how to carry their babies in a proper manner also teach them about family planning.

  2. %
    August 26, 2018

    Good initiative indeed .Wish it all the success that it truly deserves.

  3. Kalinago
    August 24, 2018

    Mrs. Sanford,

    I hope this is a genuine effort to help your fellow kalinago sisters and not a political campaign.

    Looks like a soft candidate launching to me.

    All the best.

    • AA
      August 24, 2018

      English is a hard language. The nurse is launching a health care program. Dominicans are too impossible. Where does politics have to come in that? Smh.

    • Dominican Eng.
      August 25, 2018

      @Kalinago: You are the definition of why Dominica is so backward. Politicizing everything initiative or action for progress and development. Grow some common sense. It’s ashamed of you being a Kalingo; if you are, as your name says.

    • Jheri Curl
      August 26, 2018

      & if she running a political campaign?
      people shouldn’t get healthcare then?

  4. Just Asking
    August 24, 2018

    Beautiful initiative from a beautiful young lady. I wish you success in this endeavor.

  5. Ibo France
    August 24, 2018

    Just felt compelled to applaud the nurse(s) and the would-be facilitators behind this well needed initiative. This is human beings at their best. The main purpose of our sojourn on earth is to help each other. This new and thoughtful initiative gives me superlative happiness.

    A nurse is one who opens the eyes of a newborn and closes the eyes of a dying man. It is indeed a high blessing to be first and last to witness the beginning and end of life.

  6. Aha
    August 24, 2018

    Excellent endeavor! God’s blessings!

  7. Tic
    August 24, 2018

    Positive Vibes,we need more people like you in our community. JAH Guide

  8. ????????
    August 24, 2018

    Good initiative Nurse Thomas Sanford! We need more persons like you who would talk less, criticize less and see what they can do to assist those around to realize in some instances their hidden potential. Those person (bloggers) I need your commentary. congratulate the young lady!

    Winston Churchill – “Ask what you can do for your country, not what it can do for you”. What ever little one can do can become big in the long run. Everyone’s input is important but not the endless bashing of the negatives – hurting instead of uplifting.

    • ya
      August 24, 2018

      The is the second time I am reading disgust with bloggers.

      I am sure by know you know there is black and there is white, there is day and there is night. So just relax and let people do their do. People have a right to their expression.

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