Roy Bodden, the president of the University College of the Cayman Islands, is to become a mentor in the MasterCard Foundation scholars program.
The program provides scholarship money and support for students to attend schools and universities around the world.
The aim is to help educate and coach future leaders, largely from sub-Saharan Africa. The students are supported by a community of mentors, now including Mr. Bodden.
Mr. Bodden said, “I am humbled by this invitation, especially in light of the fact that the good work being accomplished at UCCI is on the radar of an international corporation of the magnitude of MasterCard. It will be my delight to offer mentorship, and I am sure that the experience will be highly rewarding and mutually beneficial.”
It is anticipated that he will be assigned a cohort of four scholars in October. Associate Program Manager Faith Biyapo stated in his invitation to Mr. Bodden, “When looking at our network, we thought of you as a natural choice, since your background, experience and expertise would provide such a benefit to our scholars.”
Mr. Bodden is the former education minister and founder of the college’s Men of Standards mentoring and job skills development program for young men.