In a release by St. Kitts Information Service (SKNIS), the students got firsthand experience when they participated in preparing a buffet lunch to residents of the Cardin Home.
Jokingly referring to the setting as the Cardin Hotel, Supervisor of the Cardin Home George Richards said they were pleased to receive such a positive gesture from the College.
Sonia McPhail, Principal at the College said Saturday’s event was one component of a wider programme to increase the visibility of the institution and to showcase its scope including that of outreach.
Director of the Hospitality Division, Marsha Bassue said she was heartened by the level of expectation and appreciation that was evident among Cardin Home residents. Referring specifically to the attire they wore to the event, she commented that they saw it as an extremely special occasion.
She described as “overwhelming”, the interest that the young students took in the elderly as they served them. In many cases the students not only served the food but also fed the senior citizens and the positive interaction among them was a welcome surprise, she added.
Ms. Bassue added that the Division would participate in a number of activities throughout the rest of this year including a breast cancer awareness walk on Saturday, October 23 and the Meals on Wheels Programme in December.
Meanwhile; Minister with responsibility for Social Services, Marcella Liburd expressed appreciation to the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College for the gesture and applauded them for their care and concern.