A blustery weekend did not stop members of the Cayman community from coming out last Saturday to support adults with special needs at the Sunrise Adult Training Centre’s annual Family Fun Day.
The center, which will be celebrating 30 years of service in Grand Cayman this year held the Fun Day at Scholar’s Park in West Bay. Sunrise clients, their families and community members enjoyed steel pan music, old-time games, a life-sized Jenga game, a lime and spoon race, face-painting, a DJ, and of course plenty of food, including a barbecue.
According to a press release, the Sunrise Centre opened in November 1986. It was first situated at the teacher’s cottage at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School. The original cohort of the Lighthouse School became the first clients of the new facility.
In 2003, the center moved to its current location on Powery Road in West Bay, where it provides vocational training and support to clients ages 18 and older. The center now serves approximately 35 clients daily and 22 clients in the workforce in Grand Cayman, the release states.
Daily programs include the Grow Club workshop, arts and crafts workshop, work-readiness classes, daily life skills, functional academics classes and occupational therapy.
The press release notes that an outline business case is under way for a bigger and better Sunrise Centre in order to meet the needs of the special needs population in Cayman.