George Town, Grand Cayman; Approximately 300 students of the George Town Primary School will benefit from a yearlong commitment from Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands valued at US$15,000. The partnership, through the new Adopt-a-School programme launched on the grounds of George Town Primary on Wednesday October 19 is a landmark initiative which will support sports and education programmes at the institution.
The Hon. McKeeva Bush, Premier of the Cayman Islands applauds the initiative. “I find the Adopt-a-School program especially appealing because Sagicor is not only giving financial assistance to the school for the purchase of computers and sporting equipment, but it is also getting its employees involved in mentoring the students and volunteering to participate in school activities,” he said.
The programme, whilst providing monetary support, will also see employees of Sagicor Life spending time with the students and engaging in activities within the school. Michael Fraser, President & CEO Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands, believes the initiative is timely and demonstrates the company’s commitment to the country. “The children are our future, and it is on that premise that we pledge selfless and devoted involvement in their lives. We are very excited about spending time with this school for the next year and look forward to doing wonderful things,” he said.
The George Town Primary School is a government owned institution which caters to approximately 300 students between the ages 4-11. The students are serviced by 30 teachers with average class size of 22 students. The school has an outstanding student recognition program which rewards students for effort, attitude and outstanding academic performance. Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands will work with the Ministry of Education Training and Employment each year to select a new school for the programme .
The Hon. McKeeva Bush, in expressing his support for the initiative, reiterated the value in youth development. “There is so much to be gained when students have the opportunity to interact with productive and caring adults in their community,” he said.
Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands Limited is the leading life insurance company in the island. The Sagicor Group operates in 22 countries throughout the Caribbean region, the United Kingdom and North America.