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Rotary Central continues solid support of Junior Achievement

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central is this year proud to continue its long-standing encouragement for the Junior Achievement of the Cayman Islands programme in this, its twentieth year of steadfast support.

Fiona Moseley, Rotary Central President says that the Club is intrinsically linked to the Junior Achievement programme: “Rotary Central is the sole shareholder of the Junior Achievement programme, having committed our support to this vital initiative to develop Cayman’s young talent from the very beginning,” she says. “We are extremely happy to carry on this commitment this year and in the years to come.”

In addition, Rotary Central members make up half the Junior Achievement Board, with the remaining members comprised of other highly respected business people within the community.

“In this way we are not only able to support the programme in monetary terms, as we are the main financial contributors to the programme, but also in terms of guidance and leadership,” Ms. Moseley explains. “We at Rotary Central believe in Junior Achievement’s ability to expose young people to the business environment and give them a good platform from which to launch their own careers and therefore we wholeheartedly endorse the programme.”

Mr. Paul Byles, President of Junior Achievement, thanked the Club for their generosity over the years which, he says, has been at the backbone of the entire programme.

“Rotary Central has indeed played a central role in the success of the Junior Achievement programme because it has not wavered in its support financially and intellectually. Over the years Club members have ensured that our programme has helped hundreds of young people gain an insight into the business world. The programme really is an excellent way to prepare youngsters for the huge step from school into the corporate environment and Rotary Central has recognised this via its continuous and enthusiastic support,” he says.

Mr. Byles went on to say that the programme’s newly developed Corporate Ambassador programme which was launched last year is also geared up to retain continuity within the programme by having Corporate Ambassadors commit to donating $10,000 annually over a period of three years. Due to Rotary’s continued support, they have been recognized as one of the Corporate Ambassadors.


Photo  Caption: Rotary elect president, Ravi Kapoor presents check to JA Vice President, Pat Randall accompanied by JA Programme Director, Teresa Owen-Foster and other Rotary representatives active on the Junior Achievement board.

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