Dominica National Council of Women Recognize Six Single Mothers
“Today is another day where we recognize valuable persons among us, some of us may be mothers, or guardians, but in one way or the other, helped in nurturing young children in various aspects of their lives,” said the immediate past president of DNCW, Josephine Dublin-Prince.
Ms. Prince, made the statement at a ceremony on Monday May 13th, where six mothers were recognized and presented with food hampers for Mother’s Day, celebrated on Sunday May 12th.
The Dominica National Council of Women (DNCW), partnered with the Caribbean Male Action Network (CARIMAN), the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD), the Bureau of Gender Affairs and the Welfare Division for the initiative.
Each organization was given the opportunity to identify and recommend a foster mother.
Ms. Prince stated, motherhood is a precious gift from God and we need to cherish it, while protecting our children.
She advised the mothers that, these gifts are just a small token of appreciation for the amount of work they engage in as mothers.
Representative of the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Ms. Myld Plenderlieth stated, it was an honour working alongside the other Organizations to make this venture possible.
She encouraged the mothers to do the great job they are doing, especially as it can be very challenging.
Executive Director of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD), Mrs. Nathalie Murphy commended DNCW for recognizing the contribution that mother’s make and the role they play in society.
President of the DNCW, Ms. Vanya David stated, the DNCW is honoured to recognize these six single mothers.
The mothers who were recognized were; Rosalind Remy of Giraudel, Pearlie Balthazar of Mahaut, Nikky Benjamin of Penville, Meralyn Joseph of Massacre, Priscilla Letang of Riviere Cyrique and Lovette Charles of Marigot.
Every year, the DNCW hosts this ceremony to recognize and appreciate single mothers.