The Dominica Red Cross in the observance of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on May 8, 2021 donated First Aid kits and Hygiene supplies to 130 institutions which included Primary and Secondary schools, Resource Centers and Homes for the Aged.
Forty-three (43) schools around the island benefitted from this donation.
These schools were selected because they also serve as an emergency shelter in their respective community.
Mrs Chandler Hyacinth, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education received the supplies on behalf of the Ministry.
Additionally, Director General, Mrs Sandra Charter-Rolle reported that “as part of our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities, seven (7) Public Conveniences were enhanced on the west coast in the communities of Tarreau, Layou, Mero, Morne Rachette and Salisbury”
The Dominica Red Cross has been serving the people of Dominica since 1958 as an arm of the British Red Cross.