Students put theory to charitable use

2016-08-24 06:00
A group of NMMU Public Relations students who will be hosting a gala dinner to celebrate women, are, from left, Sibulele Mjanqgeka, Asemahle Xanti, Lunga Majola, Athabile Mchasa, Shannon Smith, Simamkele Kolwapi, Zenande Bidli and Ameerah Norkee.        Photo: SUPPLIED

A group of NMMU Public Relations students who will be hosting a gala dinner to celebrate women, are, from left, Sibulele Mjanqgeka, Asemahle Xanti, Lunga Majola, Athabile Mchasa, Shannon Smith, Simamkele Kolwapi, Zenande Bidli and Ameerah Norkee. Photo: SUPPLIED

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A GROUP of Public Relations first year students at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) were tasked to initiate a PR campaign, with a fictitious company, to help a charity organisation by putting what they learned in class to good use in practice.

The group, which named themselves Queen Kode Media & Events, will on August 29 hold a Women’s Gala dinner to celebrate women and the end of its successful campaign.

“We have been working with Bet Sheekoom, a PE based NGO that houses women in crisis. Throughout our campaign we have been trying to raise funds for them, not only in the form of monetary donations but also with household items that are used by the women on a daily basis.

“The vision we had when starting the campaign was to empower women to be independent by encouraging female entrepreneurship,” said Lunga Majola, a member of the group.

Lucia Mtshake, who was recently elected to head the Businesswomen’s Association Youth Outreach Initiative portfolio for this year, will be the main speaker at the gala dinner.

Other speakers will include representatives from the NMMU SRC and the PR students’ sponsors will be in attendance.

The event will be held at the Vice Chancellor’s Lounge NMMU on South Campus from 7pm until 9pm. Tickets are available at R100 per person. For more info, contact Shannon Smith on 073 934 2522.

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