Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College Lunch Sacrifice
Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, since its inception in 1975, has been true to its motto of, “Service, Commitment, Excellence, and has had a distinguished history of service to the community. One initiative of the Community Outreach and Development Committee is the Annual Lunch Sacrifice.
This event sees students and staff donating their prepared lunches in the dining room to persons in the community. On this day, students visit with, and bring lunches for persons at the infirmary, children’s homes, the hospice and nursing homes. Additionally, children from the schools as well as adults from the community are invited to come on campus. All our guests are fed, entertained and treated with packages of food, household and personal care items as well as clothing contributed by staff and students. Some guests, upon request, have their hair washed and combed, nails done and receive basic medical checks. The sentiments of thanks abound as the community members leave the college after an afternoon of dining and entertainment.
The Community Outreach Committee seeks in various ways to awaken a consciousness in our students to the needs of individuals in our society. It also seeks to cultivate an attitude of giving and making meaningful contributions to nation building.