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The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring ‘Resilience Cayman,’ an initiative established to help connect non-profits, entrepreneurs and businesses with tools, funds and volunteers to identify, assess, and meet community needs as they emerge during times of crisis.
The idea for the initiative has been under development for some time but was recently fast tracked to help address some of the most pressing community needs arising from the Covid-19 crisis, both in terms of public health and the impact on the economy.
DECKERS, ABACUS and KARoo have joined forces with ARK (“Acts of Random Kindness”) by creating a Soup Kitchen to feed those in need within Cayman with a daily hot soup. Read more.
Cayman Code Academy (CCA) and internationally recognised coding academy, Code Fellows, are facilitating full-time remote instruction to support jobseekers interested in gaining remote technology work skills. Individuals can now access virtual classes and interact in real-time with professionally trained Code Fellows instructors with a 1:6 teacher to student ratio. A financial assistance fund has also been announced by Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) to help with tuition fees for Caymanians in need. Read more.
Dr. Frank Koentgen of Rhetus International SEZC and Joanne Deys teams up with Doctors Hospital to establish COVID-19 testing programme in the Cayman Islands. Read more
More than 450 meals were provided to workers at the Health Services Authority (HSA) over the Easter weekend through a ‘Feeding the Frontline’ initiative by Cayman Finance. Supported by donations from its membership, Cayman Finance was able to coordinate lunch deliveries for HSA staff over four days. Read more.
While the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is closed, learn more about a flower every day with the Botanic Park. Read more
Examples of Caymankind
Elderly residents in local care homes will enjoy increased contact with families and friends, due a thoughtful donation by the Foster Group.
Car City Manager, Taylor Foster gave 13 smartphones to the Ministry of Community Affairs’ Chief Officer, Teresa Echenique, on Wednesday, 22 April 2020. The devices, chosen for their wide screens, will allow seniors to take part in WhatsApp calls and video chats during this time of restricted visits.
Non-profit organisations (NPOs) play an important role in the community providing support for people, animals, the environment, and organisations who need assistance. If you can support an NPO, you are directly helping someone who needs it. Use caution and protect yourself from fraud by ensuring that the NPO you're supporting is registered and in good standing.
- For a current list of registered NPOs (as of April 2020), click here.
- To learn more about Cayman NPO requirements, click here.
- Public queries regarding NPOs can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- NPOs Urged to Protect Against Fraud Related to COIVD-19. Read more.
- Registrar Assesses NPO as Low Risk for Terrorist Financing. Read more.
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