This year the fundraising prospects for Camp Can Do (CCD) 2011 were looking very dismal. The Trinidad and Tobago ministry of Education was happy for their visually impaired students to attend the camp, but they were not willing to provide any funding. The Foundationís patron, Sir Ellis Clarke, first President of T&T, died in December of last year.

However, when all seemed lost, RBC Royal Bank came to our rescue and made a substantial donation of TTD $75,000.00 and saved the day.

On Behalf of the campers, volunteers, and staff at CCD2011 the Torres Foundation would like to thank Mr. Suresh Sookoo, CEO RBC Caribbean Banking and the RBC family for their investment in our innovative science and technology camp for the visually impaired of the Caribbean. It is our hope that this new partnership with RBC will help the Torres Foundation to realize its goal of opening up new avenues for growth, development, and employment for the blind in the Caribbean and begin the process to fulfill the RBC corporate mission of full inclusion.

Click here to read a Trinidad News Day Article about the donation.