Cayman Islands Big Brothers Big Sisters former Executive Director Heather Dell has temporarily been elected to the post.
Ms Dell took up the position after Executive Director Clifton Gayle announced he was moving on to complete postgraduate studies and to pursue personal interests.
In his parting words, Mr. Gayle encouraged everyone, especially men, to commit to mentor at least one person. ‘By doing so we can make a tremendous difference in the lives of our nation’s youth,’ he said.
‘Many companies and organisations continue to commit themselves by providing donations and human resource services. And because of that the lives of many children have been positively impacted,’ he added.
‘He was a Big Brother himself and for all he has contributed to the organisation in both roles, we are forever grateful,’ said BBBS Chairwoman Margaret Ramsey-Hale.
‘We are well on our way to achieving our goal of matching 100 children with 100 mentors, and we have expanded our Bigs in School programme to include George Town Primary.
‘Our success has been in large part due to Clifton’s unflagging commitment to the well being of the children of our community,’ she said.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Board presented Mr. Gayle with a glass plaque honouring his past commitment and welcomed Ms Dell to the position.
‘We welcome Heather back to the role and are truly grateful that she was able to step in when she did,’ said Ms Ramsey-Hale.
‘I’m sure she will continue to steer BBBS in a path of success where our children will be the prime beneficiaries.’