UWC fundraiser for outstanding Cayman students

| 26/07/2012

Madeleine Rowell.jpg(CNS): The UWC Cayman Islands is holding its signature fundraising event, Blue Jack Night, this Saturday, with all proceeds going towards the education ofoutstanding students at one of 13 United World College campuses worldwide. UWC Cayman Islands is a charitable organisation that selects exceptional Caymanian students and raises funds so that they can receive a vigorous post high-school education at UWC studying towards an International Baccalaureate Diploma. In order that selection can be based solely upon merit, UWC Cayman Islands provides all selected students with full scholarship to attend UWC. (This year's UWC scholarship recipient Madeleine Rowell)

In order to fund scholarships, UWC Cayman Islands relies upon corporate and individual donations, as well as fundraising events, such as Blue Jack Night. In 2012, UWC Cayman Islands received donations from the first time from the Cayman Islands Compliance Association (CICA) for CI$5,000, Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central for CI$1,000 and Conyer Dill & Pearman (Cayman) Ltd. for CI$2,500.

Longstanding corporate support has been given by Maples and Calder, who donate US$25,000 annually, and Deutsche Bank (Cayman Islands), who donate $20,000 annually. Additionally, UWC Cayman Islands receives private donations from individuals; those from alumni, family and friends of UWC Cayman Islands are directed to the Dr Pedley Memorial Fund.

The cost to attend UWC varies depending on the campus, and ranges from $18,000 to $45,000 annually, with each student attending for two years. As such, UWC Cayman Islands is committed to selecting as many qualified students as financially possible, with the aspiration to increase selection over time.

The selected students participate in a rigorous two-year academic programme incorporating coursework, community service, a major research project as well as creative and physical activities. The UWC movement was founded in 1962 by educationalist Kurt Hahn, who also established the notable Outward Bound programme.  To date, CIUWC has provided scholarship to over 60 Caymanian students, many of whom have gone on to hold leadership positions in both the public and private sector.

Companies and individuals interested in making a donation to UWC Cayman Islands may contact the Board at CIUWCFoundation@yahoo.com. More information about the UWC schools and movement can be found at www.uwc.org.

Blue Jack Night will be held 28 July, 7pm – 12 midnight, at the Art & Recreations Centre (ARC) next to Cayman International School. Tickets are CI$50 and are available at Funky Tangs or call 916-7589 / 916-0839 or e-mail ciuwcfoundation@yahoo.com.  (Limited number of tickets sold at the door)

Door Prizes include a Cayman Airways ticket & an iPhone. The Champagne reception is sponsored by Jacques Scott and Hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Ragazzi.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like success in the making. I will be making a contribution.

  2. Anonymous says:

    In the midst of all the other current events it's nice to see some good news.