Rotaract raises funds for grant

Rotaract Blue is about young people and the group is trying to promote a new educational grant.

The club recently staged a fish fry fundraiser at Singh’s Roti Shop. Proceeds from the event were for the 2012 Fred Speirs Vocational Grant, which provides financial assistance for a qualified individual to pursue additional studies.

Rotaract Blue president Marzeta Bodden said the grant is a unique opportunity for Caymanians.

“The recipient can use the funds to cover any study-related expenses,” Ms Bodden said. “The vocational grant programme has been a significant part of Rotaract Blue’s professional development initiatives since 2008. Rotaract Blue has supported young Caymanians pursuing studies in a wide range of fields, such as cosmetology, film and television and information technology. Rotaract Blue is very proud of its vocational grant programme as it is one of the only grants of this nature available locally.”

Applications are being accepted for persons between the ages of 16 and 30 who are enrolled or accepted into a local or overseas vocational/technical skills course, above and supplemental to high school.

The amount of the grant will be determined by the funds available to Rotaract Blue and preference will be given to applicants pursuing certificate courses for which local grants or scholarships are not offered.

Director of Professional Development for the Club Dannel Rahamut, whose family owns the Roti shop, thanked sponsors of the fundraiser.

“This vocational grant would not be possible without the support of our sponsors,” Mr. Rahamut said. “We appreciate the assistance of Kings Imports, Jacques Scott and Singh’s Roti Shop for their donations and look forward to their continued work in the community.

“I encourage interested and eligible participants to visit our website,, to find out more about the Fred Speirs Vocational Grant and download the application form.”

Rotaract Blue is a community organisation sponsored by Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central. Under their guidance Rotaract Blue has become the second established Rotaract club in the Cayman Islands. It is designed for young professionals looking to enhance their leadership qualities while serving and meeting the needs of the local and global communities.

Group meetings are held every Wednesday at 6pm at Full of Beans in Pasadora Place. For more info, email [email protected]