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VOICES Bi-Monthly Magazine of the University of Technology, Jamaica |

June 2017


The shelter which houses on average of 250

persons was chosen for the event execution in

response to the high rate of homelessness in

Jamaica and to highlight the significant efforts of

the institution.

President, UTech, Ja Helpers Miss Danniell Brown,

4th Year Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts and

Technology (BCAT) student, notes that “often times

we look at the homeless as outcasts of society but

it is important to remember people in their current

state of need and empathize with them. The night

shelter has done a great deal to assist people in

need, but does not get enough help or recognition.”

The Team hosted a charity event dubbed, “UpLift”

with the tagline “Improving Lives One Act at a Time”

at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter on Tuesday, April

18, 2017 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Members of UTech, Jamaica Helpers pose for a photograph at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter during their

charity event.

A member the UTech, Jamaica Helpers group engages a resident of the shelter in a game of chess.

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UTech Jamaica in the Community


he Department of Community Service and

Development on Labour Day led a special project to

restore and beautify the August Town Police Station

and Primary School, roads in the communities of Standpipe,

Sandy Park Basic School and the Jacks Hill Community

Centre. Members of staff and students participated in the

2017 Labour Day Project.

Beautification work in progress at August Town

Primary School on Labour Day, May 23, 2017.

Labour Day Project

The event included a mini concert, guest presenters, a

clothing drive and recreational activities with the residents.

Minister Kerrian Johnson of the Faith Worshipers Assembly

of God and KJ Outreach Deliverance Ministry was among

the presenters and performers.

Sponsors of the event included UTech, Jamaica, Five Star

WaterSports, Jojo Jerk Pit, Paperboy Jamaica, United

Church of God, comedian Dutty Berry and the Jamaica

foundation for Life Long Learning.