Water Authority boosts scholarships, football camp

The Water Authority Board recently
approved donations of $1,000 each to FC International and the United World
Colleges (Cayman Islands) National Foundation to support this year’s summer
football camp and young Caymanian scholarships, respectively.

The football camp money will be
used to defray the cost of the summer camp that is offered free to Cayman
youth. 

Water Authority-Cayman applauds the
dedication of the club to the development of youth and sports in the Cayman Islands.

“The football camp put on by FC
International will positively influence the lives of many of our impressionable
youth and teach them the importance of hard work, commitment and discipline
which are good attributes to possess both on and off the pitch,” said Water
Authority Board Chairman Jonathan Piercy.

Fred Ebanks, camp director, FC
International, which has been hosting summer football camps since 1994, said:
“We are thankful for all those who make donations, as the camps would not be
possible without them. For over 16 years kids have been looking forward to the
summer months of no school and lots of football. The camp is a great asset to
kids, teaching them team-building skills, physical fitness and self esteem.”

In regard to its donation to The
United World Colleges (Cayman Islands), the Water Authority said it was pleased
to help fund such an excellent educational experience for Cayman youth.

“The United World College offers a
very rare opportunity for some of our islands best and brightest students. This
programme will most emphatically facilitate a true meeting of the minds as our
local shooting stars engage their intellectual equals from across the Commonwealth,”
said Mr. Piercy. “This experience will also create enormous networking
opportunities.” 

The United World Colleges (Cayman
Islands) is a unique global educational movement that brings together students
from all around the world with the aim of fostering peace and international
understanding.

Orchid Morrison, chairperson,
Cayman Islands United World College National Foundation, thanked the Water
Authority and said, “The donation will assist with the funding of a scholarship
which allows the recipient to attend one of the United World Colleges around
the world.  We are extremely grateful for
their contribution.”

In addition to these donations the
Water Authority Board approved 12 gift certificates of water worth $500 each
for the Pines Retirement Home. 

“The Water Authority is once again
very proud to have been able to assist with these worthy causes,” said Mr.
Piercy.  “These donations very broadly
touch a wide spectrum of our society. The Pines Retirement Home continues to
provide long-term care to our most precious assets – our elderly.  As a society we have an obligation to provide
for the needs of our elderly and we must never shy away from this obligation.  We must never forget as a society who we are,
where we came from and where we hope to be. 
Our elderly helped to build this country and we must never forget.  We owe them a world of gratitude.”

The Water Authority is the
statutory authority responsible for the management of water and wastewater in
the Cayman Islands.

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