Students, educators and staff of the Ministry of Education have been told to break out their jeans and t-shirts this Friday, October 11th.
All education institutions in Dominica, schools and Government offices alike are invited to dress down for a cause.
This effort is to raise funds to assist the Bahamian islands: Abaco and Grand Bahama, which were devastated by category 5 Hurricane Dorian on September 1, 2019.
Assistant Chief Education Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Blaize, explains “We acknowledge the assistance provided to Dominica by Bahamas subsequent to the passage of Hurricane Maria. We feel that in our own small way, we needed to assist in raising funds for the Bahamas relief. The Dress Down Day is two-fold: after the passage of Maria, for the first term, our students were dressed in casual wear and our staff, teachers and staff of the Ministry of Education. So this is really empathizing with them showing them that we understand the situation and we are dressing down in recognition of what they are going through, but also the fundraising attempt is to raise the required resources to assist with the relief.”
Students at all schools across the island are therefore encouraged to bring for donation a minimum of $1.00 to participate.
The participation of teachers and members of the Ministry of Education are also encouraged, as the Ministry aims to raise as much funding as possible to make a meaningful contribution to the Bahamas relief.