The Dominican Republic has once again been hit by a hurricane. Hurricane Irene struck the DR causing floods and power cuts, although was not quite as bad as expected. Read the BBC reports on the hurricane here: 26th August 2011 and 22nd August 2011
All change to the team
COPA would like to thank Connie Di Leo for her commitment and work for COPA since 2001. We welcome Patrick and Amanda Howell as Patrick begins as our Project Director and Amanda works with the teachers and students as one of our Education Advisers.
What COPA means to me
Ever wondered what it is like to be a student in a COPA school or work in a COPA school? Read these two articles to find out about the valuable and inspiring work of COPA. (featured in the Magnet Magazine of the Methodist Church, Winter edition 2010).
COPA’s clinic’s carry out amazing, and invaluable work in La Hoya and Bombita
Both villages have a desperate need for better healthcare and the money raised for the Medical Fund is being used in a variety of ways to support surgery, develop health education, undertake immunisations and vaccinations in the schools, monitor the heath of the schools’ population or purchase drugs, medicines, equipment and resources for each clinic. Find out more by reading a report written by Geoff Haslam, Trustee & Vice Chairman of COPA after a recent visit to the DR.
Read the full report
COPA would like to thank Jenny Benjamin for all her hard work as Chairperson of COPA Guernsey over many years.
Jenny’s enthusiasm and support, particularly with regard to the healthcare provision in Bombita and La Hoya has been invaluable. Gill Syvret-Berboda is now Chairperson of the Guernsey Branch.
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