Rebuild Dominica Inc. invites you to please join and support the East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Inc. (ECCTAI) for a very special occasion: On May 25th ECCTAI is sponsoring a Youth Breakfast Fundraiser to honor students in their Youth in Aviation Program (YIAP). The event will also congratulate new ECCTAI Scholarship Winners and celebrate the 22nd anniversary of ECCTAI’s Youth in Aviation Program. All donations to the ECCTAI Youth in Aviation Program and Scholarship Fund are greatly appreciated. This event allows the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia communities the opportunity to celebrate the phenomenal accomplishments of the students. The theme for this event is “Honoring the Legacy of Excellence”.
The Keynote Speaker will be Robert Rashford; an internationally known aerospace engineer who makes tools for use in outer space. He worked closely with a team of scientists to repair the first Hubble Space Telescope and restore its 20/20 vision. This telescope has been useful to out study of outer space and has taken pictures of never before seen stars, planets, and galaxies. Rashford was born in Kingston, Jamaica on June 15th 1957. His family was not well off and his creativity led him to make his own toys using simple things like cotton reels and cardboard. Learn more about this speaker by reading his bio on Caribbean Icons.
Rebuild Dominica again expresses gratitude to Dominica’s government, opposition and Dominicans in the Diaspora and at home for the medical assistance rendered to Rebuild Dominica Medical Director Dr. Sam Christian following his December 1, 2018 motor vehicle accident.
Dr. Christian made a miraculous recovery and headed home on Saturday April 6, 2019. Additional gratitude goes to Dominica’s Counsel General in Martinique Mark Frampton and DBS Manager Mr. Cecil Joseph for their assistance in aiding Dr. Christian in his time of need.
Rebuild Dominica credits Dominica News Online for presenting the following feature and above photo featuring the return of Dr. Christian:
“Medical doctor, Dr. Sam Christian has returned to Dominica from Martinique where , over the past four months, he has been receiving medical treatment for an injury to his pelvis sustained during an accident in which he got pinned by his own vehicle.”
EMO News‘ featured via the Facebook video below of Dr. Christian’s return to Dominica after his near-death accident is also well-received and deserves the utmost gratitude on behalf of Dr. Christian following his medical stay in Martinique:
EMO News: Welcome Home Dr. Sam Christian
Rebuild Dominica thanks all those who contributed to Dr. Christian’s GoFundMe, which was able to raise over $11,000 USD in just a few weeks to assist with some of the cost of medical care in Martinique.
EMO News: CANDO Scholarship Disbursement Ceremony ft. Judge Irving Andre
Message from Rebuild Dominica President, Mr. Gabriel J. Christian, Esq.
We thank Emeline Anselm of EMO News for the featured documentary.
Rebuild Dominica shares featured interview of the nonprofit booster Judge Irving André of Canada as he awards scholarships during this year’s Scholarship Disbursement Ceremony — held on behalf of the Canada-Dominica Scholarship Foundation (CANDO) — to deserving students in Dominica at Portsmouth.
The ceremony was hosted by President of the Portsmouth Community Watch Foundation, Adenauer “Washway” Douglas, and took place on March 27, 2019 at the St John’s Academy in Portsmouth.
In a 2012 interview with Brampton Guardian, André shared that his father was “forced to abandon his dream of post-secondary education because his family couldn’t pay the tuition.” This reality prompted a then-young André to make it his personal mission to nurture his father’s dream and come to the aid of students with similar financial disadvantages.
CANDO was established in 2011 and continues its support of Dominican students who are in need to fulfill its mission of assisting disadvantaged young people and helping them achieve greatness in academics.
CANDO’s membership consists of Dominicans residing in Ontario, Canada, and other persons who have some association with the island and /or its citizens. The organization has raised funds through personal donations, and since 2011, has given fifteen scholarships to deserving Canadian students of Dominican ancestry.
Such community development initiatives by local and overseas Dominicans working together have the full endorsement of Rebuild Dominica and is encouraged. It is by such self-reliant collaborative efforts among different organizations and individuals we shall rebuild our homeland.
Photo of Judge Irving André courtesy of Brampton Guardian.