Melena Fontaine, Chief Education Officer for Dominica
The IT for Dominica Project, an initiative borne in the minds of the late Hon. Roosevelt Douglas, former Prime Minister of Dominica, and our Canadian counterparts has outlived and outperformed our expectations from its inception. The project was designed originally to improve the availability of ICT equipment for education on the island. It has surpassed its original mandate providing, not only ICT equipment but training of approximately 1000 teachers in ICT in Education Technologies over the period.
Feedback from Summer Institute Teacher
There are only a handful of moments in my life that I can clearly identify as being profoundly ‘life-changing’, but within that elite group falls the time I spent teaching in Dominica. Beyond a simple instructional experience, the process was rejuvenating on a deep, human level. I have never worked as hard as I did during those two weeks when I provided technology instruction to a diverse group of participants. But no matter the challenge, I always left my classroom smiling, excited for what the next day would bring.
Feedback from Summer Institute Participant
[Teacher name] was totally awesome! She listened well, communicated well and especially allowed me to function as both teacher and student in this workshop. Freedom of expression and individuality was encouraged as we as students/teachers in this course were able to share our knowledge and expertise with
His Excellency Charles Savarin, President of the Commonwealth of Dominica
I urge you to continue to make the concerted effort to use ICT to enrich learning for all students and to bring our educational landscape to the next level by enhancing education through technology.
Jason Schilling, VP, Alberta Teachers’ Association
Hurricane Maria has destroyed the majority of the technology the teachers of Dominica had. ... We need to rebuild this much needed infrastructure to provide the best learning opportunities for Dominican students.
Dr. Charmaine Brooks, Alberta Leader in Educational Technology
Alberta’s education community is fortunate to be able to learn and grow through IT for Dominica, a project built on relationships, sharing, and hope.
Dr. Marlo Steed, Professor of Education
The University of Lethbridge has long partnered with the IT for Dominica Project in supporting teacher development and in assisting students and teachers on the island.
Dr. Maurice Hollingsworth, IT for Dominica Foundation
As co-founder and lead for IT for Dominica we have and will continue to make a difference for students. Hurricane Maria and its aftermath have affected the nation island-wide. Through partnerships and your generous donations we will rebuild, making a difference for students in a time of need. The best rebuilding is building for today.