The Rainbow Foundation, which was formed by some Dominicans based in Belgium, continued its contribution to education in Dominica with the award of two more scholarships to the Massacre primary school.
The scholarships were presented on Tuesday to Leilani Lesley, a grade three student at the school and Loic Simon, who excelled at the Grade Six National Assessment and will be starting secondary school in September.
Lesley received $300.00 to meet the cost of books and miscellaneous expenses for 2013/2014 and Simon was given $600.00 for the coverage of books, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses for the same period.
According to a release from the Foundation, each year, since 1998, it has made a financial contribution to the Massacre primary school “to assist in enhancing and enriching the environment in which the students of the Massacre School learn.”
Over the years, the Foundation has assisted in financing several projects at the school including paving of the school grounds, putting a covering over the steps to the second level of the school building, building an incinerator for garbage disposal and covering the school’s green house, among others.
This year, the Foundation intends to assist, among other things, with the completion of a water trough, the installation of guttering at the front of the School and the feeding program at the school.
The Mahaut Senior Citizen’s Home also received a financial contribution from the Foundation on Tuesday.
The Rainbow Foundation is the brainchild of Dominicans Matthew St. Rose, his wife Lillian who live in Belgium. In addition to their own fund raising efforts, they receive contributions from other individuals and ‘partners’in Belgium.