Fundraiser for Brac special needs center

Participants in last year’s Walk With Harmony.

The Harmony Learning Centre on Cayman Brac, which provides assistance to adults with disabilities, is holding its main annual fundraiser, a walkathon, on Saturday.

The Walk With Harmony begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday at Harmony House to the West End park in Cayman Brac, located across from Scott Development’s office.

Free refreshments will be provided after the walk, and there will be a drawing for various prizes after the walk, as well.

Registration for adults is $15 and $10 for children. Payment can be made on the morning of the walkathon and is accepted in the form of cash or checks.

This will be Harmony Learning Centre’s fifth Walk With Harmony, which raises funds to support the facility.

The center was founded in 2011 and is the only non-profit organization on the Brac working to provide assistance to adults with disabilities, in the form of educational and vocational programming designed to help them achieve their full potential.

The facility is similar to Grand Cayman’s Sunrise Centre, teaching life skills like cooking, cleaning, personal grooming and gardening, and social skills through fun and educational programming.

Leo St. Pierre pushes Jamaree Douglas in last year’s Walk With Harmony walkathon.
Leo St. Pierre pushes Jamaree Douglas in last year’s Walk With Harmony walkathon.

Harmony runs a program five days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from October to April. It currently provides assistance to around five adults with learning disabilities, aged between 18 and 58 years old.

Harmony volunteer teacher Jocelyn St. Pierre said the center is “extremely important to the people who are in attendance right now.

“It gets people out of the house. It makes them feel proud. It makes them feel like they’re a part of their community as well.”

The program is not subsidized by the government and relies on donations to continue to operate, organizers said.

For more information, contact Ms. St. Pierre at 923-5552 or [email protected]