MaplesFS Client Donations Further the National Trust Education Programme
Thanks to a number of donations from MaplesFS clients, the National Trust for the Cayman Islands recently received a total of US$59,110.39 to assist with educational programmes over the coming year.
The National Trust is a non-profit, statutory body with a mission to preserve natural environments and places of historic significance in the Cayman Islands for present and future generations.
"We are delighted that clients of MaplesFS have chosen to make these extremely generous donations to the National Trust. At a time when our environment and historic sites are under increased pressure, these funds will go a long way toward our efforts to preserve them for future generations," said National Trust Executive Director, Christina Pineda. “We plan to apply the donation to our 2014 Education Programme, which teaches thousands of students each year the importance of protecting our natural biodiversity and preserving our rich history and culture.”
The National Trust’s educational programmes cover historic, environmental and educational aspects of Cayman culture. School outreach efforts open a world of knowledge and discovery to Cayman’s future generations, including ever-increasingly topical subjects affecting our Islands such as recycling, sustainable living and climate change.
The National Trust is also working to establish a system of protected areas across all three Islands to ensure the survival of Cayman’s native plants and species alongside initiatives like the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme.
"MaplesFS is pleased to support the National Trust in their efforts to educate the community on valuable aspects of Cayman’s culture and environment," said Scott Somerville,Chief Executive Officer at MaplesFS. "We hope that this and future donations will assist them in keeping these programmes alive and continue to raise awareness of the importance of such initiatives."