June 29, 2010

First Building of PROLASA Hospital Nearing Completion

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Changes are beginning to take place at the PROLASA Hospital site in Goma.  The first building of the new hospital is almost finished.  The completion of this building is awaited with great anticipation because the medical team will be able to move its operations from a rented facility in Goma to our own building.  

First Pavillion of the PROLASA Medical Centre in Goma


June 15, 2010

TVHS Student Raises $420 for PROLASA School Supplies

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Samantha Parish, a Grade 11 student at Tobique Valley High School in Plaster Rock, NB, Canada, has raised over $400 for school supplies for the students at the Patmos Primary and Secondary School on the Island of Idjwi in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Samantha decided that for her 16-week Service Learning Programme that she would organize fund-raising activities to raise money for students in the DRCongo.  She set a donation jar in Hansen’s Convenience Store in New Denmark, NB.  She also organized a Valentine’s Day fundraiser during which she sold balloons and bags of candy.  Students would purchase a balloon and put their valentine in the balloon before it was inflated.  Other activities included an Easter Basket raffle which was won by Tammy Morgan from Bath, NB, a movie night and finally she sold Mr. Freezes at the Tobique Valley High School and Middle School.

Samantha, you did an excellent job and on behalf of all the children at the Patmos Children’s Village, I would like to thank-you for all your effort and for your substantial contribution.  Merci!