Grant helps Caymanian further her studies

| 26/03/2019
CNS Local Life
(L-R) Charmaine Miller-Brown and Rene Ebanks of the FRC; Karlene Bramwell, of Ministry of Community Affairs; Paola Juarez-Robinson of BPW; and André Ebanks, of Ministry of Community Affairs, at the grant presentation (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

(CNS Local Life): A $1,200 grant to the Family Resource Centre (FRC) will help a young Caymanian pursue her dreams of higher education. The recipient, who cannot be named for confidentiality reasons, will privately be given the cheque which was recently presented to the FRC by the Ministry of Community Affairs’ Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) and the Business and Professional Women’s Club Grand Cayman (BPW Cayman).

The award follows a commitment made by the entities last year when they partnered in the FRC-run 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence initiative (25 November-10 December 2018). The three agencies decided that the proceeds of the campaign’s T-shirt sales should go to a worthy cause, one aligned with their shared goal to empower women and girls through education, stated a press release.

“This grant will help a young woman in need of financial assistance, who has shown commitment to improving her circumstances, through an educational pathway,” said Ministry of Community Affairs Senior Policy Analyst (Gender, Diversity & Equality) Karlene Bramwell in the press release.

“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,” she added.

According to Charmaine Miller, FRC Programme Facilitator, staff will continue to provide ongoing guidance and support to the recipient during her studies.

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