Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Youth Affairs and Sports, also former Principal of the Goodwill Secondary School (GSS), Jennifer Wallace Lafond, has received the Sisserou Award of Honour (the nation’s second highest award) for her long service of education in Dominica.
She received that award from President of Dominica, His Excellency Charles Savarin at the Parade of Uniformed Groups on November 3 at the Windsor Park Stadium.
Lafond said in an interview with the media that she is very happy to have received the honour and feel “ecstatic”
“I am very happy, I feel ecstatic, especially seeing that I worked and did what I did with all humility,” she said. “To be honest it is very encouraging and it gives one whatever it takes to continue performing.”
According to Lafond, she will continue to help people and to help Dominica grow.
She plans on using the award to impact others by showing them that, “When you do good, good comes to you in return, in that way I can continue to spread it.”