WCCCU- Summer School Programme

Press Release

West Coast Credit Union launches

its 2019 Summer School Programme

In view of the universal Credit Union’s education philosophy, the West Coast Cooperative Credit Union, on Monday June 3rd , launched its 2019 Summer School Programme.  The initiative was born out of the society’s assessment of the needs of the communities it serves and is driven by the staff of the institution.  

The programme was crafted for minors and children of members of the society between the ages of 5 and 12 and aims to nurture, train, educate and entertain.

WCCCU Summer School Programme runs from July 15th to July 26th at the Coulibistrie Primary School. Transportation will be provided for students from the communities of St. Joseph, Salisbury and Colihaut, who wish to attend. The two week-long summer activity will consist of themed days, like (Crazy Hair Day), Fun art, Field trips, Outdoor games, A Co-operative Day, Educational Discussions and Math and Reading.  It will culminate with a certificate and prize-giving ceremony, and a Fantastic Fun Day.   Registration can be done at any of the WCCCU branch offices from June 3rd, 2019.

West Coast prides itself in being able to give back to the communities it serves in such a practical manner.  The Board and management express appreciation to fellow members, serving volunteers, staff and well-wishers who contribute and work toward the continued success of the Society.


The West Coast Cooperative Credit Union continues to stand by our commitment to the communities we serve and to the wholesome development of the children and wards of members. This year, we are proud to award Mr. Raynolvens Merzier of St.Joseph a successful student at the Grade Six National Assessment Examination, a scholarship to attend secondary school for the next five years.

Each year, the society awards one student the scholarship on the basis of merit.  It provides for the purchase of text books and stationery, and the payment of transportation and examination fees for the scholars’ school life provided she/he maintains creditable performance.

The continuing West Coast scholars –  Lanaya Townsend from Salisbury and Grace Vidal from Coulibistrie, Gracelyn Victor and Bill Frederick from Salisbury who are now into their fifth, fourth, third and second years at secondary school, have already received text books and stationery for the upcoming school year.  We wish them another successful year on their academic journey.

West Coast is honored to support members by helping to facilitate the education of our youth.  We know that this adds value to the communities that we serve, and increases the quality of life of our people. We are delighted to have assisted various families over the years. The 2013 West Coast CU scholar, Ms. Chalika Vidal was one of the top awardees of the ITSS 2018 graduating class and a top performer for her school at the CSEC Examinations.  We take this opportunity to congratulate Ms. Vidal on her achievements at the 2018 CSEC Exams, and to wish her the best in future endeavors.

West Coast Cooperative Credit Union also congratulates our new scholar,                                 Raynolvens Merzier, and his parents.  We wish him a very successful academic career.





(Salisbury, Dominica, August 15, 2017)


For more than twelve (12) years, the West Coast Cooperative Credit Union has maintained its dedication to the communities it serves and to the educational development of members through the award of scholarships to their children and wards to facilitate attendance at high school or college.   Each year, a merit-based award provides the awardee with text books, stationery, transportation and the payment of examination fees for the duration of his secondary school life, provided he/she performs creditably.


In keeping with the Credit Union’s scholarship policy, this year’s awardee is Bill Frederick of Salisbury, who was the most successful of the eligible candidates at the 2017 Grade Six National Assessment Examination.  In addition to Bill, Chalika VidalLanaya TownsendGrace Vidal and Gracelyn Victor will all maintain existing scholarships with West Coast based on their continued satisfactory academic performance.


Education is one of the foundational principles of cooperatives and West Coast Cooperative Credit Union is pleased to assist members in this manner and is proud of the achievement of our scholars.  We are also pleased to join the national effort to equip our youth for positive and productive futures.  This is fundamental to our strategy: to improve the quality of life of members, their communities and the nation by extension.