Twelve laptop computers used at Caribbean Development Bank board of governors meeting in May have gone to charitable organisations in Grand Cayman.
Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush presented representatives of the recipient organisations with the computers at the Legislative Assembly building on Friday.
The computers went to 90 and 9 Outreach Ministries; Cayman Islands Basketball Association; Cayman Islands Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists Youth Programme; Church of God Chapel Youth Programme; Cays Foundation; Special Olympics Cayman Islands; Wesleyan Holiness Church, West Bay Youth Programme; The Institute of Autism School of Good Faith; and The McKeeva Bush Foundation for children and elderly in need.
“The organisations represented certainly meet the criteria of worthiness. The majority of the recipients serve the development of our youth,” Mr. Bush said. Mr. Bush said elderly and people recovering from drug abuse were also included.
“Today, computers are as essential to an organisation as a typewriter was 30 years ago.
But not everyone can go out and buy one. I’m sure that these computers will be put to good use and much appreciated by those who use them,” Mr. Bush said.
Each year, Caribbean Development Bank purchases a number of laptop computers to be used in administering the Board of Governors meeting. The computers are sourced locally, contributing to the local economy.
It became CDB tradition that at the end of each annual meeting, the bank donates the laptops to worthy organisations in the host country – such as nongovernmental organisations and schools – as a way of expressing appreciation to the host country for its assistance with organising and hosting the meeting.