Dominica: Melissa Skerrit welcomes Red Army, extend gratitude for its donation

She emphasized that she was extremely pleased to welcome the Red Army as this vibrant group of young professionals who are associated with the Dominica Labour Party are all about giving back to their communities. 

Dominica: Melissa Skerrit welcomes Red Army, extend gratitude for its donation
Dominica: Melissa Skerrit welcomes Red Army, extend gratitude for its donation

Roseau, Dominica: The Member of Parliament and Representative of Roseau Melissa Poponne Skerrit welcomed the Red Army to Roseau Central for the fisrt time and appreciated them for their significant donations to the country. She further informed that the Red Army has provided support to the various communities.  

She emphasized that she was extremely pleased to welcome the Red Army as this vibrant group of young professionals who are associated with the Dominica Labour Party are all about giving back to their communities. 

Red Army has donated various packages to six recipients and outlining significant donations of the Red Army; Melissa Skerrit noted, “In yet another philanthropic gesture, the Red Army donated packages to six recipients and also presented a stroller to a physically challenged child”. 

The MP of Roseau further lauded Red Army and underscored that she is really grateful to the Red Army for creating a sense of community and the continued commitment to Dominica. 

Dominica: Melissa Skerrit welcomes Red Army, extend gratitude for its donation
Dominica: Melissa Skerrit welcomes Red Army, extend gratitude for its donation

She also encouraged other young professionals to come on board and join the Red Army in these worthy causes.  

The Red Army Foundation has also mentioned its donations and highlighted that the FoundationFoundation has donated to a few individuals from the Roseau Central Constituency in collaboration with the MP Melissa Skerrit on Thursday, February 24, 2022. 

The Foundation has presented various food hampers and a stroller to a mother with a disabled child and noted, “The presentation was done at the Labour House and consisted of food hampers, & a stroller to a mother with a disabled child”. 

Dominica: Melissa Skerrit welcomes Red Army, extend gratitude for its donation
Dominica: Melissa Skerrit welcomes Red Army, extend gratitude for its donation

Red Army is a charitable organization aimed at bringing relief to the needy and vulnerable in our society. It was established in 2013 and is totally dedicated to addressing various matters such as social problems, especially among its worn former members and the youth of South Sudan. 

The young people gas made the organization who were once recruited into the SPLA as boys in the early 1980s. Dr John Garang has named the Foundation as Red army as it consists of young boys who also considered child soldiers. 

The people in the army have been trained as both soldiers and future academics. 

Earlier, Last Thursday, Melissa Skerrit, along with Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, met with the leaders of the Dominica National Scout Association and the Girl Guides Association of Dominica.

This meeting addressed their urgent need for a new administrative building following Hurricane Maria’s destruction of the previous one occupied.

“I identified the old building’s site as an excellent location for the construction of a new multipurpose centre”, outlined Melissa Skerrit. 

She further highlighted that the facility would offer youth skills training and development courses such as arts and craft, woodwork and costume building. 

 The on-site meeting with the PM Skerrit has facilitated the old Scouts/Girl Guides Center on High Street as Melissa Skerrit has proposed various plans to uplift the site. She asserted that she has put forth multiple initiatives in front of the associations, which includes the construction of a multipurpose facility on the site.

“We also took the opportunity to visit the old Dominica Club on High Street. Talks are ongoing in an effort to establish a commercial facility to be utilized by locals and tourists”, underscored Melissa Skerrit. 

During their on-site meeting and visit at the place, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Melissa Skerrit have also visited various other places and stopped at the former Dominica Club on High Street. The street has been considered the rehabilitation of the tennis courts and various other initiatives to bring economic activity to the area.

Melissa Skerrit has also promised to build the new offices for the associations at the site and would facilitate various other sites.

As per Dominica’s administration, the proposed plans would provide various facilities that will provide space for a wood workshop and other skills training programmes.

Melissa Skerrit asserted that the plans create various opportunities for arts and craft workshops, and it also serves as a costume design and construction hub.