The South African Breweries (SAB) central region, in partnership with Rise Against Hunger, donated 150 food parcels to students in need at the Motheo TVET College on Monday 31 July.
This initiative is reported to be one of many projects where the company gives back to the community.
It was also triggered by the South African Surveys of Student Engagement (SASSE) annual report 2016, which indicated that 77% of first-generation students ran out of food without being able to afford food for the rest of the month.
These are often reported to be students with strong academic records, but without adequate funding for regular meals.
“At South African Breweries, we have a variety of community deve-lopment initiatives,” said SAB central region manager Kgosi Mogotsi.
“We focus on a world with growth, a cleaner environment and a healthier world for all.
“One of our projects is to alleviate hunger at different entities, like old age homes, youth centres and schools.”
In motivating the students, he told them that nothing was a substitute for hard work.
“Suffering forms part of one’s success. The question is, do you suffer now, and have a successful future, or have fun now and suffer for the rest of your life.”
The principal of the Motheo TVET College, Dipiloane Phutsisi, went on to thank the SAB for their generous contribution.