A memorial walk this weekend will honor International College of the Cayman Islands founder Hugh Cummings and raise funds for students in need of financial aid.
The walk takes place this Saturday, Feb. 15.
Students who will benefit from the proceeds are those who need additional assistance with books and tuition or who are out of work but wish to continue to pursue or complete a degree in order to prove themselves competitive in the job market, walk organizers said.
They said the International College is aiming to raise $30,000.
Christine Smith, director of academic affairs at ICCI, said, “We’re living in difficult economic times where it’s challenging to obtain a job without a degree, but it’s equally challenging for some students to fund their own education so they can earn that degree.
“As a society, I believe we all share a certain degree of social responsibility to help one another. I welcome you all to join us as we work toward achieving Dr. Hugh Cummings’ vision of empowering students by making education accessible.”
For the walk, suggested donations are $15 per person, which enables participants to receive a T-shirt, and snacks and drinks at the end of the walk. Registration is 6.30 a.m. and start time is 7 a.m. The walk will begin at ICCI’s campus, with a turnaround at Pedro St. James.