Eight members of Cayman Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme are off to Trinidad and Tobago.
The group, leader Gilbert Miller, trainee leader Amy Bothwell, silver award participants Rosanna Humphreys, Sharmaine Anderson, David Mitchell, Ashleigh Mascarenhas, Renita Ebanks and gold award participant Priscilla Souza-Eccles will represent Cayman along with 200 delegates from other countries in a Soca Adventure Experience for 18 days.
At the camp the team will participate in leadership training workshops, a community project, a disaster management course through the Pan American Health Organization, as well as a qualifying silver or gold expedition.
Some fun events will also be included such as a talent show and a treasure hunt.
Cayman Duke of Edinburgh’s Chairman Kathy Jackson along with representative Gilbert Miller will also be attending the annual general meeting of the region held on Saturday 28 July as well as visiting the President of Trinidad.
‘This is really a fine group of young Caymanians and I am very pleased to have them representing the Cayman Islands at this year’s camp,’ said Ms Jackson.
‘Special thanks to our patron, Governor Stuart Jack for his continued interest and encouragement, as well as to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and the friends of the award for their financial support.’
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a world-wide programme for young people from 14 to 25 with emphasis on personal skills and leadership development over a stipulated time period. The programme is held in over 160 countries of the world with over 6 million youth involved since its inception in 1956.