UTech students give Christmas joy to needy kids

Published: Monday | December 23, 2013 Comments 0
A child from City of Refuge is one of many fêted by University of Technology final-year business students at their annual Christmas treat held at UTech in St Andrew, on Saturday. - Jermaine Barnaby/Photographer
A child from City of Refuge is one of many fêted by University of Technology final-year business students at their annual Christmas treat held at UTech in St Andrew, on Saturday. - Jermaine Barnaby/Photographer

Andrew Harris, Gleaner Writer

As many persons try to get involved in making the season memorable for others, final-year business students from the University of Technology (UTech), as part of their annual Christmas project, came to the aid of children of City of Refuge Children's Home on Saturday.

Entertained with a treat on the grounds of UTech in St Andrew, the children were never bored as the, got to engage in a number of activities.

The UTech students had the children in different groups and gave them the opportunity of participating in a 'sports day' before Christmas. They took part in different activities such as a lime-and-spoon race, football, showing off different flips in the bounce-about and many more.

CHEERFUL KIDS

The children were all cheerful and the looks on their faces were enough to show how much they appreciated the early Christmas gifts the students had brought them.

Deyonta McPherson, team leader of the UTech group's community service committee, was proud of the success of the initiative.

"Well, we are happy to be a part of this and I am just overwhelmed and proud of ourselves for this," said McPherson.

"A lot of these kids have no family and this is the day we can show them that others care," she added.

Ladonna Morrison, public relations officer of the community service committee, shared that the treat was taking place ahead of their annual seminar.

"This is just one of the many projects done by the final-year students and this is leading up to the students' seminar taking place at the Conference Centre next year," Morrison said.

andrew.harris@gleanerjm.com

 

 

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