For the month of July 2019 from the 2nd to the 31st, ten (10) individuals who comprise of faculty, students as well as extended family, visited the National Development Foundation of Dominica Ltd to participate in a Business beyond Borders Project.
The project forms part of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Business School program whereby students and faculty are taken outside of the classroom and apply their knowledge in an international setting while also learning about philanthropy, goodwill and other cultures.
During the month, a number of activities were implemented and the following refers:
|– Twenty-nine (29) clients were trained in Business Model Canvas|
|– Thirty-three (33) clients were trained in Money Management|
|– Eleven (11) Kalinago clients were trained in Business Model Canvas & Money Management|
|– Nineteen (19) staff were trained in Team Relations, Conflict Management and Business Plan Writing|
|– Twenty-three (23) clients were provided with technical assistance through field visits in Eight (8) communities|
|Education & Reading|
|– Five (5) schools participated in the ECD (Early Childhood Development) Reading Program|
|– Seven (7) schools participated in the READS Reading Program|
|– Four (4) Agro-Processing plants were visited|
|– 175 students benefited 13 sessions at 10 locations for a total of 20 hours participated in our activities|
The Team also participated in the NDFD’s Outreach which took place at Laplaine whereby villagers were introduced to NDFD’s products & services. In addition, they enjoyed Dominica’s natural attractions at beaches, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, National parks, Sulphur springs, Boiling Lake pools, hiking trails and visits to our Indigenous People as well as patronizing local vendors.
The contingent was very impressed with the level of hospitality extended to them and informed at a closing ceremony that they felt welcomed and hoped that they have made an impacted knowledge. They plan to return either as individuals or the university in a follow up visit. There are continuing discussions on further collaboration between the two institutions. The contingent was very impressed with the level of hospitality extended to them and informed at a closing ceremony that they felt welcomed and hoped that they have impacted knowledge. They were impressed by the abundance of natural scenery, adventure, opportunities and local natural products.