The Ministry of Community Affairs’ Gender Affairs Unit and the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Grand Cayman have given the Family Resource Centre $1,200 for a grant to help a young Caymanian pursue her higher education dreams. The recipient, who is not being named for confidentiality reasons, will be given the cheque privately.
The funds were raised last year from the sale of campaign T-shirts during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence initiative.
Senior Policy Analyst Karlene Bramwell said, “Given that the Family Resource Centre’s Young Parent Services programme serves young mothers, who may have experienced gender-based violence or the resulting consequences of structural inequality which may restrict their opportunities, we thought it appropriate to select a recipient for this first grant from within that clientele.”
FRC Programme Facilitator Charmaine Miller said staff will continue to provide guidance and support to the recipient during her studies.