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We have been exporting a lot of Cayman kindness to some of our neighbours in need, after Hurricane Matthew.
And today, we were reminded it isn’t only Haiti where there’s been suffering.

A few students from Triple-C school have started their own collection, an idea that sparked in an inner-school service club.
Student organisers took their idea to the vice principal and then got the whole school involved in crowd-sourcing non-perishable foods, toys and used clothes, to give to Hurricane victims in Cuba.
West Bay MLA’s have an on-going collection drive and will be taking to cuba what Triple-C and others are raising.

“Our Caribbean brothers and sisters, we must try to look after one another, particularly in times when so many have been affected and imagine the thousands of little children in Haiti and in cuba that have been affected  by this hurricane,” said Hon. McKeeva Bush, Leader of the Opposition.

“It doesn’t matter if I inspire other students or not, just as long as they learn that giving is better than taking,” said 7th Grader, Kaylee Sexton, a drive organizer.

Community activist Matthew Leslie is helping ship the aid to Cuba, he is currently sorting out the paper work and will give an update on when the goods will be shipped in a couple of days.

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Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter

Philipp Richter was born in Austria and moved to the Cayman Islands at the age of three. Throughout his life, he has always enjoyed documenting his surroundings with cameras. Studying television broadcasting and communications, he now can show the reality of life in Grand Cayman to the public.

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