October 23, 2020

Sagicor Life adopts George Town Primary School


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Representatives from Sagicor will be spending time with the students to support the programme.

Caribbean life insurance company, Sagicor, have displayed some wise judgment and vision by becoming part of a new programme to support students across Grand Cayman starting with George Town Primary.

Approximately 300 students of the George Town Primary School will benefit from a year long commitment from Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands valued at US$15,000.

The partnership, through the new Adopt-a-School programme launched on the grounds of George Town Primary on Wednesday October 19 is a landmark initiative that will support sports and education programmes at the institution.

The programme is earmarked to be the first of many, which will see Sagicor eventually support every school on the Cayman Islands for a year at a time.

The Hon. McKeeva Bush, Premier of the Cayman Islands applauds the initiative. “I find the Adopt-a-School programme especially appealing because Sagicor is not only giving financial assistance to the school for the purchase of computers and sporting equipment, but it is also getting its employees involved in mentoring the students and volunteering to participate in school activities,” he said.

MLA members Ellio Solomon (left) and Mike Adam (right) were on hand to launch the programme

Principal of George Town Primary School, Marie Martin, welcomed the programme and looked forward to a long association with Sagicor in the future, “Long after this year, I hope to still be hearing from Sagicor and that today is the beginning of a long relationship that will benefit the children of this school. It is a great social responsibility on their part and a wonderful example that doing the right thing has great rewards.”

“I am looking forward to working closely with Sagicor to reinforce the positive and support our students. Our community, our country and our world would be a better place if there were more schemes such as this.” said Ms. Martin.

The programme, whilst providing monetary support will also see employees of Sagicor Life spending time with the students and engaging in activities within the school.

Michael Fraser, President & CEO Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands believes the initiative is timely and demonstrates the company’s commitment to the country. “The children are our future, and it is on that premise that we pledge selfless and devoted involvement in their lives. We are very excited about spending time with this school for the next year and look forward to doing wonderful things,” he said.

The launch was attended by MLA members, Mike Adam and Ellio Solomon. “I was pleasantly surprised to hear that Sagicor was part of this initiative, as I am one of their customers!”

Daina Levy and Lily Ramsay perform at the launch.

George Town Primary is a government owned institution, which caters to approximately 300 students between the ages 4-11.

The students are serviced by 30 teachers with average class size of 22 students. The school has an outstanding student recognition programme, which rewards students for effort, attitude, and as well outstanding academic performance.

Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands will work with the Ministry of Education Training and Employment each year to select a new school for the programme.

The Hon. McKeeva Bush, in expressing his support for the initiative, reiterated the value in youth development. “There is so much to be gained when students have the opportunity to interact with productive and caring adults in their community,” he said.

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