More than 1,000 books were
donated to the children of the Cayman Islands in a small ceremony at Cayman’s
North Terminal cruise berthing Thursday
morning, 5 August.
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman
literacy director Laetitia Bush, Rotary member Michael Levitt, and students
from the George Town Primary School received the books from Peggy Presley, Los
Angeles Unified School District administrator for schools.
Where did all these books
come from? Over the past 19 years, Blue World Travel, an agency based in the
US, has hosted a Caribbean Children’s Book Drive.
Each year the company
charters a cruise ship for African American travellers to experience the best in luxury travel. To
show appreciation for being hosted by various Caribbean countries, and to show
their commitment to literacy, cruise passengers were asked to bring on board a
new children’s book to donate to the children in that country.
This year Blue World Travel chartered Carnival Cruise Lines’
Valor, which will visit Nassau, Montego Bay, and Cozumel, in addition to Grand
Cayman, to drop off books.