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Dominica Tours promotes and actively demonstrates Corporate Social Responsibility through its support of AYAHORA Communities of Excellence (ACE) Foundation Inc, among other civil society organizations.
 

The Ayahora (1) Communities of Excellence (ACE) Foundation Inc., a registered non-profit organization as of 06 June 2018, promotes and inculcates sustainable development principles and practices rooted in indigenous wisdom and 7 Generation knowledge, through the delivery and support of quality environmentally-sensitive, culturally-relevant pre-primary and adult educational programmes and initiatives, focused on Dominica’s indigenous Kalinago community.
 

As a registered non-profit organization, Ayahora accomplishes its vision through partnership with other NGOs, CSOs, global development and/or indigenous-focused agencies, educational institutes, local and central government, other relevant entities and persons to develop centres and programmes of excellence.

 

Within a holistic education framework based on indigenous wisdom and 7 Generation knowledge, Ayahora’s learning/educational keystones are:

  • leadership and entrepreneurship,

  • creativity & innovation,

  • science and technology,

  • resilience and regeneration,

  • environmental stewardship and climate literacy,

  • permaculture,

  • health and well-being.

Some highlights of initiatives that Ayahora Foundation and by extension its Directors have been engaged in to-date include:

- spearheading the organization of the post-hurricane Maria organization event "Kalinago Joy" for over 250 primary school children in the Kalinago Community in collaboration with the school principals, and local, regional and international sponsors  https://www.facebook.com/DHTADominica/videos/2098814253468050/

- coordinating and filming the Kalinago Shaman and cultural virtual contributions to the Canadian indigenous Ogichidaa training programme delivered by Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) 

- successfully negotiated complimentary training opportunities for members of the Kalinago community to participate in the Ogichidaa training  https://static.wixstatic.com/media/3884b9_480be603b2c7461782a7b54c306476c6~mv2.jpg

- spearheading and implementation of the first ever Kalinago Panel Discussion on "Kalinago Perspectives on Resilience and Sustainability" delivered at the Museum of Caribbean Museums (MAC) https://3884b9d8-aa19-4ff0-bf50-835e843a9bed.usrfiles.com/ugd/3884b9_7b750e3bc0f748babd290eb0b034ea96.pdf    

- through consultancy work, contributing to the development of winning project proposals focused on sustainable tourism development, agro forestry and climate resilience that have attracted grant funding to the Kalinago Territory in amounts over US$ 400,000 through highly competitive regionally funded development programmes (Karayib Klima and Compete Caribbean)

- collaborating with US based NGO The Leaders Readers Network to deliver literacy programmes

- trusted partner with responsibility for facilitating the collection and delivery of local, regional and international donations to members of the Kalinago Territory most in need

- supported the regional-level preparation of the first ever Kalinago student who emerged winner of the Secondary school debate competition to hold the title of "Junior Minister of Tourism", at the Caribbean Tourism Organization's regional competition held in Paradise Island, Bahamas

- facilitating educational scholarships and cultural exchanges

- organizing sponsored dance and yoga  classes delivered by international trained professionals

- supported the regional-level preparation of the first ever Kalinago student who emerged winner of the Secondary school debate competition to hold the title of "Junior Minister of Tourism", at the Caribbean Tourism Organization's regional competition held in Paradise Island, Bahamas

 

Ayahora ACE Foundation continues to deliver sustainable development-focused programmes, aimed at boosting Kalinago pride, building leadership and contributing to community empowerment.   To help maintain and sustain its programmes, Ayahora is presently working with local, regional and international partners to build on existing initiatives,  to develop its flagship Inspirational Leadership Institute, as well as to research and promote emerging educational opportunities.

We are committed to providing affordable, world-class education/training for sustainable development via face to face and remote platforms. This we will accomplish, as we have successfully done in the past through the Montessori Centre of Dominica, through our ongoing sustainable tourism development work in the Kalinago Territory and related adult training across the region, with our overarching vision of contributing to the responsible development of our Kalinago community, island, region, global village.

For more information, kindly kindly review the link below and/or contact:

https://3884b9d8-aa19-4ff0-bf50-835e843a9bed.usrfiles.com/ugd/3884b9_6cb31200938540d0bb4246e4bd5fa84c.docx

Ayahora Communities of Excellence (ACE) Foundation Inc.

Salybia, Kalinago Territory

P.O. Box 34, Roseau

Commonwealth of DOMINICA

Eastern Caribbean

Cell/Chair: 1-767-277.1778

Email: ayahoraACEfoundation7@gmail.com

https://www.linkedin.com/company/68843756/admin/

 

Notes:

(1) “Ayahora” - the Kalinago word for “Thanksgiving”

(2) The Montessori Centre of Dominica, incorporated on 18th November 1996, a pioneering educational institution focused on providing quality environmentally-sensitive education to preschool and primary school children in the Commonwealth of Dominica, as well as teacher training, using the Montessori method of education.