LONDON, March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — World Central Kitchen (WCK), in a philanthropic partnership with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s non-profit Archewell Foundation, completed the construction of the first of four relief centres in the Commonwealth of Dominica. The venture aims to provide relief and resilience on the Caribbean island of 72,000 and heal and strengthen regions prone to climate disasters.
In a two-hour televised interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired in the UK on Monday night, Markle said that she and Harry would continue the service work which they did as former royals through Archewell now. Last month, after Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Harry and Markle would not return as working members of the royal family, the couple said that their service is “universal” regardless of their title.
According to the WCK website, Markle and Harry’s relief centres in Dominica, in times of crisis, could quickly be “activated as emergency response kitchens, and through calmer times they can serve as food distribution hubs, schools, clinics, or community gathering spaces for families.” The projects are being brought to life with the support of local Dominican non-profits and the Ministry of Education.
In 2017, Hurricane Maria, a deadly Category 5 storm, devastated Dominica. Much of the housing and infrastructure were also destroyed, while the island’s lush vegetation was close to eradicated. However, in the face of such a challenge, Prime Minister