Published: 12:00 AM on September 17, 2013
The recently elected Student Council has been working assiduously over the last month. To date, they have successfully hosted a Bar-B-Que fundraiser, erected an Emancipation Day display for public viewing, and observed Eid-ul-Fitr with the Muslim community by making and distributing sweets at all campuses.
On Saturday, July 20th, 2013, the Student Council organised its first barbeque fundraiser comprising mouth-watering chicken, vegetable rice, macaroni and fresh salad. Both students and staff supported this venture and expressed satisfaction with the food and services delivered by the Council. Noteworthy, the event was student-driven as M. Chad Phillip, a University of London student who catered the meal, while members of the Council assisted in the sales and distribution of such. The Council was able to raise a substantial amount of money to aid in planning for activities for the upcoming semester.
Emancipation Day Display:
In commemoration of the anniversary of Emancipation Day, the Student Council created a display which featured items inclusive of traditional African wear, as well as examples of how people of African descent have influenced our Trinbagonian culture.
Eid-ul-Fitr Sweets Distribution:
Finally, members of the Council had traditional Indian sweets made (courtesy of BTEC Building Services Engineering student Priscilla Mohammed) and had them distributed at all four campuses. The sweets included kurma, rasgula and sponge cake. This was done the day before and the Saturday after Eid.
The Student Council has been working diligently over the last month and endeavours to do the same for the upcoming semester. Stay tuned for what else the Council has in store for the new academic year!