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SRDF, Slippery Rock University Partner For Capacity Building and Philanthropy

Image: Slippery Rock University officials presenting donation to local representatives.

PRESS RELEASE – The Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF), in its endeavour to fulfil its mandate for the improvement of the human resource capital in Soufriere, has funded a series of non-profit development workshops.

The capacity building exercise was organized by Dominic Alexander, owner of BrightLight Consulting; management and organizational development specialist, and facilitated by Slippery Rock University.

Image: Slippery Rock University officials presenting donation to local representatives.
Slippery Rock University officials presenting donation to local representatives.

This occasion marked the seventh time that the Soufriere region has benefited from the learning institution’s benevolence.

Professor Alice Delvacchio stated that they continue to come because of the gentleness of the people.

“It was a privilege for us to be here,” she said. “The people here are good people. They have a big heart, great skills and big dreams, but sometimes they do not have everything they need to make all that come together.”

Learning institutions and various humanitarian organizations within the Soufriere region were the beneficiaries of an in-depth capacity building exercise. The exercise comprised a variety of workshops which focused on Organizational Leadership, Recruitment and Retention Board Governance and Development, Fundraising, Youth Leadership, Special Education and Learning Strategies, among others.

Slippery Rock University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that will help them succeed in their lives, professional careers and be engaged citizens.

The institution’s generosity continued last Friday with a donation of 280 pairs of sandals to the Soufriere Foundation and Soufriere Lions Club to be presented to the schools. The university also contributed learning materials and text books to the schools, including 6 footballs, 288 dental kits, 20 science training manuals and 20 stress balls.

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