SRC donates food parcels worth R50k to unfunded students

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In a bid to ensure no student goes to class on an empty stomach, the Student Representative Council (SRC) donated food parcels worth R50 000 to unfunded undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The SRC Premier for the Alice campus, Lindokuhle Mveleli said the initiative was sparked by the fact that the majority of the student population come from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds and with no funding, they struggle to afford a meal.

The food parcels benefited 130 students on the Alice campus and the items are set to last them a month.

Mveleli said the SRC used some of the funds set aside for other programmes to attend to this pressing matter. “As the leadership of Alice SRC, we saw it fit that we ensure that no student goes hungry under our watch. This will surely bring some relief to these students. They will be able to shift their focus on their studies instead of worrying about where their next meal will come from. It will also build their mental and emotional strength.”

Student Developer Mr Dzulani Munzhelele commended the SRC for this initiative, saying it is a demonstration of the strong leadership skills of this current SRC. “We hope that this initiative becomes an annual project for future SRC members. We also need to consider calling the university community to play a part and contribute to this project,” said Munzhelele.