The Utech Jamaica Students Union Community Service Director Jerome Clarke, recently conducted an interview with CollegeVybz’s Front Desk where he spoke on the Annual Tag Drive initiative along with other outreach activities of the Students Union.
This year’s 52nd staging of Tag Drive was held from February 18 to 24 under the theme “Keep the Peace, Save Our Streets”. This years’ theme was chosen in respond to the recent uptick in violent crimes across country and giving special attention to stopping violence against women. The charity cause for this year’s staging of Tag Drive are the Musgrave Girls’ Home, the Walker’s Place of Safety, the Marie Atkins Centre and the Union’s ‘Teach the Youth’ student-administered summer community programme.
Tag Drive consisted of various activities throughout the week but primarily the Corporate Drive on the 23rd and Rural Drive on the 24th which saw students travelling to various areas in buses around Corporate and Rural Areas in hopes to collect donations to this charitable cause. And then concluded with an After Party in Trelawny.
The annual Tag Drive is just one of the many activities that serve a part of the long tradition of Utech, JA students giving back to their communities by way of their student led charitable initiatives. One of which is a beneficiary of this year’s drive, The Students Union ‘Teach the Youths’ summer programme which is a three week summer programme led by Utech students for children who reside in the surrounding areas of the Papine campus
Article wriiten by: Horace Campbell