The Commonwealth of Dominica, is a beautiful Caribbean island with a population of 70,000 plus . The 29 x 18 mile island nation was devastated by Hurricane Maria (a category 5 storm) back in September 2017.
We were fortunate enough to interview Samara Burton for our podcast. Samara , who was born and raised in Dominica, is currently a student at Dalhousie University and a former student of Rothesay Netherwood School. Here’s what she had to say about the current state of Dominica :
15-year-old Heather Chisholm, a student at Rothesay Netherwood School (Samara’s Alma Mater) was inspired to act after learning about the devastation in Dominica. She and her classmates are currently in the process of figuring out how to build a school (out of shipping containers) that can be sent down to Dominica.
Read more about Heather’s project and how you can donate here.