As New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) readies the next generation of problem solvers and innovative thinkers, learners are encouraged to think about the world beyond the doors of the College. Service learning is an important part of the NBCC Advantage and helps shape the leaders of tomorrow.
Caleb Edgar, a Practical Nursing student at the Woodstock Campus, took his service learning to the next level recently by organizing a bake sale to help eradicate polio. The sale of sweet treats raised $1,534.50 for Rotary International’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which has helped reduce polio rates around the world by 99.9%.
The funds raised at NBCC were doubled by Rotary International’s polio board, and tripled by the Bill Gates Foundation.
Edgar’s efforts are consistent with the values shared with learners by the Robertson Institute for Community Leadership. Launched in 2014, NBCC’s award-winning Robertson Institute is mobilizing students, staff, alumni and Board members college-wide to transform lives and communities. Community groups and not-for-profit organizations across NBCC’s Campus communities have benefited from more than 46,000 hours of service by NBCC students, staff, alumni and Board members in more than 895 projects.