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HEAL VICCC Recovery Project

by University Of The Virgin Islands
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HEAL VICCC Recovery Project
HEAL VICCC Recovery Project


Heritage Education Arts Legacy (HEAL) Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC) Recovery Project integrates discussions, interactive workshops, culturally-sensitive trauma counseling, replacement of collections and new media resources that strengthen and provide opportunities for restoring comprehensive multi-cultural resources and cultural heritage tradition programs that teach and instill mastery of sustainable disaster recovery and preparedness methods.

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University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) sustained devastating damages from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 impacting 3,000+ students, faculty and staff along with 100,000+ people in Virgin Islands(US). Media silence continues to ignore the impact of these disasters to land, body, mind and spirit of Virgin Islanders. VI Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC) at UVI sustained significant damages to our collections, facilities and resources. This project will benefit 500+ VI families.


Project will restore, sanitize and recover select VICCC@UVI resources that sustained hurricane damages. Project participants will receive culturally-sensitive post-IrMaria trauma counseling inclusive of 2 interactive hurricane preparation workshops and disaster recovery resources. With active community engagement via WUVI Radio Media, project participants will recognize, learn and receive culturally appropriate educational publications and resources on disaster recovery and preparedness.

Long-Term Impact

The project will provide assistance for strategic planning to address future hurricane or related disaster preparedness for the VICCC@UVI. The project will provide resources for 350 students, faculty, staff and their families via culturally-sensitive educational programs, trauma counseling and community engagement activities with practical solutions and actions for improving disaster recovery and preparedness techniques. The project will secure existing facilities and promote needed expansions.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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UVI Rise Relief Fund

Organization Information

University Of The Virgin Islands

Location: Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas, St. Thomas Virgin Islands (US) - Virgin Islands
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @UVI
Project Leader:
Chenzira Davis Kahina
Kingshill St. Croix, VI Virgin Islands
$700 raised of $25,000 goal
7 donations
$24,300 to go
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