Help send kids to summer camp

Rotary Sunrise is helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands by donating money to ensure children in the organisation’s programme get to go to summer camp.

Thanks to donations from Rotary and others, children whose families could otherwise not afford it can spend the summer swimming, fishing, sailing and playing.

There are currently 75 children participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programmes. The organisation’s goal is to register as many as possible to the camp of their choice, despite their families’ financial background.

The average summer programme costs range between $300 and $400 per week, and the camps run for about two weeks.

Anyone who would like to contribute should contact Big Brothers Big Sisters Board member Therese Pallares at [email protected].

Rotary Sunrise also recently donated $2,500 to help drug rehabilitation.

The donation will be used to provide rewards to participants who are compliant in the Drug Rehabilitation Court programme.

Rewards are usually presented by the Magistrate when participants successfully complete a phase of the programme and are being moved up to another phase. There are a total of four phases.

Rewards include cinema tickets, gift vouchers for book stores, pizza, Wendy’s, and grocery vouchers. In a programme like this one, having rewards is vital as they reinforce positive behaviours.