Rothesay Netherwood School in New Brunswick Helping Dominica After Hurricane Maria

 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 :

"I think that Dominicans have been really making the effort to build back since then. The devastation was very widespread but I went home over Christmas break and even in December, just a few months later, I was amazed by the progress. They are well on their way to building back…better than ever. "

Samara Burton, Dalhousie

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.