After school programme helps 1400 kids

| 29/08/2013

(CNS): Michael Myles, the programme coordinator for at-risk-youth for the ministry of education said that the extended after school programme has grown from some 60 kids to more than 1400 at the end of the last school year. With the growing number of students registering to take part the initiative, first launched by the ministry under the previous administration in April 201, and supported by the current government still needs more cash from outside government coffers. Recently, Myles picked up a cheque from Rotary Sunrise for $5k towards its growing funding needs

“A major part of this programme right now is ensuring that we can sustain it long term. We need sponsorships in order to ensure that this programme lasts and to ensure that we can expand the programme to encompass more children,” he told the members at a breakfast meeting.The programme ensures primary and secondary children have quality activities to fill their time between the hours of 3pm to 6pm Monday through Friday.

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise said it sees the benefit of the programme and as a result has provided financial support over the years. This latest contribution was a joint donation from the club’s Youth Service and Community Service Committees.

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