Cayman UWC branch rolls out camp for teens

| 29/05/2015


Cayman News Service

Students from the UWC Adriatic class of 2015

(CNS): The United World Colleges (UWC) Cayman Islands will hold a four-day summer camp for teenagers themed Toward a Sustainable Future. Created to raise awareness of the UWC mission, and to bring youth together for an important cause, it is designed to enable all participants to make positive changes in their lives and communities.

The short programme will focus on all aspects of sustainability, including biodiversity, climate change, the marine environment, food security and recycling. Local experts will give a global and local perspective of all issues, with activities providing hands-on learning.

UWC short programmes are hosted each summer by their national committees and colleges as part of the global educational movement. These programmes focus on UWC values like leadership and international relations. Their goal is to show youth that education can unite all countries for peace and a better future.

Applicants for the summer camp must be resident in the Cayman Islands, aged 13-16 at the time of the programme, and be passionate about sustainability and making a positive difference in their communities. Spaces are limited and applications are due Friday, 5 June.

The first companies to confirm support of this programme are platinum sponsor Greenlight Re, gold sponsor Dart Enterprises and silver sponsor Cayman National Bank. The Wyndham Reef Resort will be donating accommodations and facilities to host the camp.

This support will enable tuition fees to be highly subsided and full scholarships to be available to at least half of the participants. Additional contributions from sponsors will fund the charitable foundation’s scholarship programme for Caymanian students at two-year UWC colleges around the world.

Companies and individuals can email UWC Cayman Islands for more information about sponsorship opportunities and how to apply.


Category: Community, Education, Youth

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