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ROSEAU– The RayAsta Foundation is thrilled to announce the upcoming Closing Ceremony for their Caregiver Stroke Training program, which celebrates the outstanding achievements of their dedicated participants. The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dominica State College, Room BC10, and it promises to be a meaningful event highlighting participants’ hard work and commitment.

Cecilia St Hilaire, CEO of the RayAsta Foundation, expressed her thoughts on the completion of the Caregiver Stroke Training program, saying, “Seeing our participants complete this training is a testament to our dedication and commitment to improving patient care in Dominica. This program not only equipped the participants with essential skills for caring for stroke patients but also ignited their passion for providing quality care. The success of this program is a significant step towards enhancing healthcare in Dominica, and I couldn’t be prouder of our participants. Their achievement is a beacon of hope for stroke patients.”

Key highlights of the Closing Ceremony include:

  1. Certificate Presentation: Learners will be awarded certificates, symbolizing their successful completion of the program and their readiness to apply their new-found expertise in their careers. Dr. Donald Peters, President of the Dominica State College, will present the certificates.
  2. Testimonials: Learners will share their insights and reflections garnered from their participation in the training program.
  3. Guest Speaker: Mrs. Jennifer Astaphan – Chairman of the RayAsta Foundation, known for her contributions and accomplishments in health, will inspire and motivate the graduating students with their words of wisdom. 

The RayAsta Foundation Caregiver Stroke Training, conducted in collaboration with the Dominica State College, was a ten-week intensive course that has equipped its learners with essential skills and knowledge to excel in caring for stroke patients. Throughout the course, students have demonstrated exceptional dedication and a thirst for knowledge, making the Closing Ceremony an opportunity to commend their achievements. The RayAsta Foundation will continue offering caregivers quality training and professional development opportunities.

About the RayAsta Foundation
The RayAsta Foundation was founded in memory of Raymond Astaphan, son of Jennifer and Reginald Astaphan.  The Foundations primary focus is on stroke care, prevention and rehabilitation.  The Foundation was established in Dominica on August 13, 2020, and is a registered Non-Profit organization. For information about the Foundation, call 767-448-0571 / 767-277-6233 / 767-275-6780 / 954-762-7403, email [email protected], or visit

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