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Principal Barriteau -UWI  and Mr. de Silva RBC Managing Director at The RBC RFTK-Closing-Ceremony-2019

RBC Race for the Kids

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus has partnered with RBC Royal Bank to bring its global Race for the Kids 5K walk/run to Barbados.  RBC Race for the Kids is an exciting series of global charitable runs supporting youth causes. Increasing in popularity each year, RBC Race for the Kids events have attracted more than 121,000 participants to date and raised in excess of CAD$27M for partner charities worldwide.  The first Barbados race was held in 2017 and raised BDS $183,000 to fund twenty-one scholarships for UWI Cave Hill Campus students, as well as provide BDS$40,000 to support mental health programmes in the First Year Experience (FYE) programme run by the Office of Student Services.  FYE engages freshers in fun and engaging interactive learning experiences and mentorship from a dedicated team while instilling skills for success at Cave Hill and beyond.  It focuses on social, career, academic and personal development.  RBC support enables FYE to offer the peer mentorship component of the programme.  

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