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Célébrons la Francophonie !
notre jeunesse !
by Brad Aubin
Franco-Cité is set to take off on its 10th humanitarian mission in February of next year, and once again the school is counting on the community to help raise funds for the impoverished people of Kingston, Jamaica.
“We have 39 students and 16 adults this year that will be coming with us,” says trip organizer and Franco-Cité teacher Roch Lachance. “Once again we will be going to Braes River area, where our dear friend Sister Grace will accommodate us and introduce the students to the locals, as well as the three schools we will be helping out in.”
In addition to working in the schools, the group will also be building two 12’x12’ homes for needy families, and a ‘honey house’ where the locals will be able to better harvest the honey from the bee farm Franco-Cité implemented in past years.
“Me and Mr. Bougie, who is the co-organizer for the trip, went to visit Jamaica this summer. It was our second time doing it because we have such a large group of people, we really want the logistics to be in place. So when we arrive, we can start working right away,” notes Lachance.
And there will be plenty of work during their 8–day stay.
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Les organisateurs de la mission-Jamaïque de Franco-Cité, Marcel Bougie, Roch Lachance et Dan Richard, montrent les prix des tirages prévus comme levées de fonds pour leur projet humanitaire. La courtepointe et les trois rames en bois seront tirés en janvier, lors d’un concert du groupe Les gens du Nord.