The Office of the Premier has donated $1,000 to John A. Cumber Primary School to help fund a school trip to Washington.
The school’s Parent Teacher Association Executive Committee wrote to the Premier’s Office requesting financial assistance towards the $11,340 trip – based on the cost of airfares for 21 students.
The Year 6 students will visit the city from July 1 to 5.
A statement from the Office of the Premier said the donation was part of funding the office received, as part of a Cabinet vote, and was included under donations of a “charitable nature.”
“The Office of the Premier had reviewed the request and determined it was a worthwhile one that could assist young Caymanians to have an experience of a lifetime by visiting and seeing a historic and important city in our hemisphere and thus recommended the approval for an amount of $1,000,” the statement said.
“The benefits of such a trip were thought to be both directly educational as well as experiential. Approval was granted and the donation was made.”
Students also received financial assistance from the school’s fundraisng efforts and the Worldstrides Organization.
As part of the trip, students will visit where Martin Luther King made his pivotal speech, the Holocaust Museum and also tour the Vietnam Memorial.