A recent appeal from the NCVO was answered through a kind donation from Conyers Dill & Pearman to the “Caring Cousins” Lunch Support Programme in Cayman Brac.
The Caring Cousins programme funds daily lunches and snacks for students in need across Cayman. The programme currently supports more than 30 students in several different schools. Uniforms are often provided through this programme as well.
NCVO Coordinator Alta Bodden Solomon was grateful to receive the funds from Conyers, which came at a particularly important moment. “The day I received the email from Conyers I was so overwhelmed with joy. I’d just met with a lady on the Brac the previous day who needed assistance with their children, but as the lunch support programme was lacking in funds I had to tell her that the NCVO would not be able to help right away. The fact that Conyers Dill stepped up and made this wonderful donation means that we are now able to provide her children lunch at school which was desperately needed! We are so grateful!” she said.
A nutritious meal has many positive impacts on children, including their ability to learn, and physical and emotional development.
Kevin Butler, Managing Partner of Conyers Dill & Pearman expressed the firm’s willingness to contribute to this programme: “it is heartbreaking to learn that for many children, the lunch they get at school may be the only decent meal they get all day. If we want a healthy community, then we need to support the most vulnerable as best we can. Giving a kid a lunch is one of the most profound ways we can make an enormous difference in our community”, he said.
The NCVO Children Services runs several programmes which assist hundreds of children and families in Cayman’s community, including the Nadine Andreas Residential Foster Home, the Jack and Jill Nursery and Miss Nadine’s Pre-School.