Students raise money for autism awareness

Students dressed in blue earlier this month to raise funds for Special Needs Foundation Cayman Islands, as part of the World Autism Day activities on April 2. 

Hope Academy students dressed in blue and took part in several competitions as part of the Light it up Blue campaign centered on raising awareness of autism. They raised some $200 for the Special Needs Foundation. 

“The students had a great day,” said Will Doran, dean of students. “We had a variety of competitions running, bluest faces, the person with the most blue, the collective class with the most blue. It was quite a lot of competition involved in it and great for the school spirit.  

“We are so proud of our kids; they are embracing people’s differences and working helping people in difficult situations. We want to encourage in our children the idea of community spirit, working together to be the best that they can be,” Mr. Doran said. 

Also, at the Truth for Youth school, Principal Ebna Guiwua said students raised $127 for the Special Needs Foundation.  

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