Every Friday at 5:40 a.m., a group of 13 Santiago College students goes to the Central Healthcare Service (Posta Central) –specifically on the corner of Curicó and Portugal streets- to give breakfast to homeless people.
The “Breakfast Team”, as they called themselves, is led by the seniors Carmen Weschler, Catalina Abarzúa and Pablo López, who for the last five years have been in charge of encouraging others and have formed a group of more than 30 students from 9th to 12th grade, who take turns to give a moment of joy to these people living in extreme poverty.
Sandwiches (prepared by 8th grade students), tea, coffee, clothes and different requests are distributed by the SC students, who have become well-known amongst the people in Curicó street. They are very welcome every Friday.
This initiative was created by the teacher Susana Rojas, who began to encourage some students and different people who worked at school and slowly joined the activity, including Marissa Baldazzi, the mother of Pablo López, group organizer. The activity has been taking place for 20 years.
And who will assume this now? Carmen, Catalina y Pablo are leaving the school this year, so someone else will have to lead this mission. We hope that the “Breakfast Team” will remain in good hands, so that this generous task continues over time delivering love to those who suffer and need our help.