Initiative raises funds for needy students

2015-12-02 06:00
NONDUMISO LANGA, the University of the Free State Student Representative Council’s (SRC) secretary general.  Photo: Supplied

NONDUMISO LANGA, the University of the Free State Student Representative Council’s (SRC) secretary general. Photo: Supplied

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PHUTHADITJHABA. – The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of the Free State’s Qwaqwa Campus is sacrificing their well-deserved festive break to ensure that not even a single student faces financial exclusions during the 2016 academic year.

This was revealed by the SRC’s secretary general, Nondumiso Langa.

She said the SRC had come up with the Right to Learn Initiative to raise funds to address issues like financial exclusions that students were faced with each and every year.

“We can no longer watch our fellow brothers and sisters being deregistered, study without textbooks and go for days without eating proper meals all because of their poor living conditions,” she said.

Langa highlighted how expensive higher education was in South Africa. “It’s a worrying fact that most families cannot afford higher education as we live in a time where for one to be successful and to be able to make a difference in their communities, they will need to be educa-ted. Education brings freedom,” Langa added.

She said this campaign rested on three very important pillars. She said the first pillar focused on getting rid of student deregistration.

“Here the plan is to embark on fundrai-sing events and approaching sponsors in ensuring that each student has enough funds to go through 2016.

“It is through this pillar that all 14 SRC members have already pledged R500 each from their own pockets. And the staff will also play their part.

“The second pillar is that of ensuring food security on campus. By this we mean ensuring that each student has a decent meal daily.

“The UFS already has a similar programme called No Student Hungry (NSH), but the number of beneficiaries is limited, hence we want to broaden it.

“The last pillar will focus on ensuring that needy and deserving students can also afford to buy the necessary textbooks.

“Education cannot be made a commodity which only the rich can afford,” Langa said.

They plead with each and every indivi-dual, company or organisation to assist in their campaign.

“The university management has assisted us with the opening of a special bank account through which donations may be made.

“They will also assist with ensuring that every cent is accounted for,” she conclu-ded. Those interested in donating, can call 058-718-5463 for more details.

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