The Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman has added The Lighthouse School to its “Buy A Kid Breakfast” program. Seven primary schools are now enrolled in this successful program which provides donations to fund breakfast for students in need.
Studies have shown that hungry students do not learn as much as they should and that there is a link between hunger and anti-social behavior in schools. Attempting to alleviate this problem here in Cayman, the program was launched in 2006 when Kiwanis began supporting several children at George Town Primary at the request of the principal.
The Kiwanis Club does not know which students are sponsored specifically, as these students are confidentially selected by teachers and guidance counsellors who have close contact with the students. Money is raised for this program by Kiwanis members through monthly collections at local supermarkets, the “Breakfast for Dinner” event, which is now held annually, as well as other fundraisers including all you can eat pancake breakfasts, fish frys and barbecues.