Varsity College reaches out to NPOs and NGOs

2017-04-19 06:02
= From left are Robin Walsh and Chante Edwards (second year The IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching students), Nomfuzo Colani and Mlungisi Speelman (SANCA representatives) and Danielle Munnick (The IIE Diploma in Public Relations student). Photo:SUPPLIED

= From left are Robin Walsh and Chante Edwards (second year The IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching students), Nomfuzo Colani and Mlungisi Speelman (SANCA representatives) and Danielle Munnick (The IIE Diploma in Public Relations student). Photo:SUPPLIED

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NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisations (NGOs) and non-profit organisations (NPOs) now have the opportunity to apply for the Operations Switch On Bursary to partake in a short learning programme at The Business School at Varsity College.

The bursary forms part of Varsity College’s Corporate Social Investment Initiative aimed at facilitating community based skills development which could enhance skills and ultimately service delivery for the organisation’s staff.

“This year, we launched a fantastic initiative called Each One Reach One. The aim of the initiative is to encourage every student to be involved in a cause and make an impact in 2017. We will be inviting different NGO/NPO’s that are linked to our different themes onto campus on a regular basis,” said Jaci Howell, Student Relations Manager at Varsity College.

As part of the ongoing community engagement programme at Varsity College, students are given the opportunity to engage with the community face to face.

The Each One Reach One initiative is two-fold and provides NGO/NPOs with a platform to interact with students and staff, informing them about the services they offer and what their organisation represents.

The initiative’s theme for March was Risqué or Risky and NGOs, such as the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and The Cancer Association of Southern Africa (CANSA), were on campus.

“Our students were introduced to NGOs that focus on tobacco smoking, drug and alcohol prevention and intervention. While April has the same theme, the focus is on sexual wellness, which includes education regarding HIV and other STDs, a condom drive and rape and pregnancy awareness and support,” said Howell.

Nal’ibali, a national campaign that uses storytelling and reading to unlock children’s potential, was one of the recipients who received the bursary last year.

Nal’ibali’s Malusi Puwe will be completing the Project Management Short Learning Programme in May with The Business School.

“Completing the Project Management Short Learning Programme will help me with my role within the Nal’ibali organisation,” he said.

Anyone interested in the bursary can send their application to Jaci Howell at jhowell@varsitycollege.co.za.

Attach a motivational letter, CV and the chosen short learning programme. Applications close on April 21.

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