An organisation that supports adults with disabilities in the Cayman Islands has received a transport boost, courtesy of Deutsche Bank.
As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations of being in Cayman, the Bank has donated a new 15-seater minibus to the Sunrise Adult Training Centre, a government agency that provides training, support and services for adults with disabilities. The bus has been specially modified to include a loading ramp and has enough space for two wheelchairs.
The Centre, which has 47 people aged between 17 and 52 enrolled in its programme, offers adults with disabilities the opportunity to learn the skills they need to contribute responsibly and productively to the community.
As well as providing life skills courses, prevocational training and computer assisted learning, the Centre also helps identify supervised job placements. A number of those who use the Centre are employed in the community in a variety of jobs, with several more waiting for a placement.
The new bus will be used to transport them regularly between their homes, the Centre and their work places. It will also enable them to make any necessary dental, medical and hospital visits.
Roberta Gordon, director, Sunrise Adult Training Centre, said, ‘The Sunrise Adult Training Centre has a dedicated team of staff who work very hard to offer adults with disabilities their independence and a chance to enter the world of employment. This new bus will undoubtedly prove to be a real practical benefit in that respect, enabling us to offer a much needed transport service, and we are very grateful to Deutsche Bank for stepping in with this generous donation. ‘
David Dyer, director of Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Limited, added, ‘I am absolutely delighted that we are in a position to make this donation to such a worthwhile organisation as the Sunrise Adult Training Centre. 2008 is a milestone year for Deutsche Bank in Cayman and we wanted to mark our 25th anniversary celebrations by making a real difference to a local organisation. The Bank is committed to Cayman both in a business and a community sense and I believe that this donation is a true reflection of that.’