Doughnuts for teachers

From left: Coach Clive Grossett, Gianna Lewis, Tsenaye Lewis, Liana Campbell and Gabrielle McLean, members of Wolmer’s Girls’ team, and team manager Tassianna Wikins pose with their trophies after beating Westwood High in the 2019 ISSA High Schools’ Table Tennis Championships final in March.

Kareem LaTouche, Youthlink Coordinator

Honey Bun fêtes 40 schools for Teacher’s Day


Honey Bun (1982) Limited, under the guidance of Chief Executive Officer Michelle Chong, has set out to truly celebrate and encourage educators across Jamaica with its great-tasting doughnuts.

The initiative dubbed ‘Doughnuts for Teachers’, launched on Teacher’s Day, Wednesday May 8, at Rousseau Primary School saw teaching staff indulging in fresh-from-the-oven doughnut treats. John Mills Infant, Primary and Junior High School was among the 40 schools, in all five education zones across Jamaica, to receive treats. The freshly baked doughnut were presented in brand new packaging, which they were the first set of individuals to receive, making it even more special.

“We are sending these boxes of doughnut as a small gift for the unwavering servitude and contribution of teachers to the talent pool of our children providing hope for a great Jamaican future,” noted Chong in her Teachers’ Day message.

“For it is from you (teachers) that our children’s first passions are born. It is from you, nurturing their creative skills, that we have such a unique set of talent here in Jamaica. At Honey Bun, we like to call it Jamaica’s greatest competitive advantage, for it is available nowhere else in the world.”


In her message, Chong surprised the teachers with the breadth of the gift.

“At Honey Bun, we do not wish to forget where seeds of talents are planted and we want to congratulate, recognise, and encourage you each day. We will continue to send you doughnuts each week until the end of the school year to remind you, each time you receive them, of how much you are appreciated.”

Principal of Rousseau Primary Owen Speid highlighted the significance of recognising our teachers.

“Teaching is the mother of all the professions … and needs to be recognised because of the hard work they put in and the conditions under which they work. To observe a special day like Teachers’ Day shows us that we really appreciate the work they have put in over the years,” said Speid.

Honey Bun has already heeded the call of Principal Speid, and has set its sights on extending the treat to the teaching staff in the over 1,200 schools across the island, according to Sales Manager Antoinette Morgan-Burt.

“It’s an ambitious activation,” noted Morgan-Burt, “but if you know Honey Bun, we are led by a bold leader with bold ideas, and we are up to the challenge. We truly want to show our appreciation for our educators at every school across the island.”

Principal of John Mills Infant, Primary and Junior High Jean Reid-Anderson expressed her thanks to the organisation.

“On behalf of all of us teachers here at John Mills, thank you so much, Honey Bun, you have made our day. We are really looking forward to having the doughnuts for the rest of the school year. Honey Bun is always in our corner and we wish you God’s richest blessings and continued success.”

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