Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) recently made a donation to the Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) to assist with its sixth Caribbean Summer Sea Camp in June.
The Grand Cayman-based CCMI is a non-profit research and education organisation that is developing a marine research facility in Little Cayman.
The Institute expects the main field station pavilion to be completed by 1 June, in time for welcoming this year’s high school participants.
The pavilion, located adjacent to Bloody Bay on the north shore of Little Cayman, will provide classroom, library and laboratory facilities for the Summer Camp.
‘Thanks to donors like CUC, we are able to empower our youth to make a difference,’ CCMI Treasurer Jim O’Neill said in a press release.
The sea camps offer students hands-on opportunities to learn about reefs and marine life and, in turn, their vital connection to Cayman’s way of life.
In 2004, CUC assisted the CCMI by donating a Ford Ranger from its fleet of vehicles. Continuing the favoured partnership, Richard Hew, CUC’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer remarked, ‘CUC is very pleased to again assist the CCMI with its endeavours. Protection of our fragile environment is of paramount importance to us. We share the Institute’s vision of educating our youth with the knowledge and value of sustaining the reefs surrounding the Cayman Islands.’