Nelson Mandela said it best, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
This is the mindset that the 138 Student Living team had as they embarked on their mission to bring smiles to the faces of the children at the Jamaica National Children’s Home. Despite the unfortunate news of the recent fire which destroyed most of the dormitory facilities, the staff came out in their numbers to share the joy of the holiday season with the Home located in Papine, St. Andrew.
On December 18 the staff at 138 Student Living had a Christmas Treat for the children at the home. It was a delightful affair that brought a bounce house, snow cones, popcorn, hot dogs and a variety of treats to the kids. The 138SL staff came together to provide a suite of activities for them to get involved in the fun-packed day. Admittedly, we got involved in the excitement as much as the young ones did. We brought the music and the games but we couldn’t help getting involved in the dance-off, dandy-shandy and jump-roping.
Face painting was another favourite offered that day as the anticipatory queue of excited children waited to be transformed into a character from the artists’ imagination. Team 138SL also made a donation of items including diapers, bicycles, clothes and food to the Jamaica National Children’s Home. CEO, Cranston Ewan, and human resource manager, Kerryann Buddoo-Waugh, led the charge as the 138SL staff came out to share a time of laughter and fun with the children.