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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Making your mark

NURTURING NURSES: The BTech Oncology Class got a headstart on the Mandela Day madness by heading out to a children’s home in Uitsig on Tuesday to spoil the children with donations of soft toys, clothing and a party. NURTURING NURSES: The BTech Oncology Class got a headstart on the Mandela Day madness by heading out to a children’s home in Uitsig on Tuesday to spoil the children with donations of soft toys, clothing and a party. Lauren Kansley

Each year on 18 July Mandela Day honours Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy in a way that can bring about change.

This year we mark the Mandela Centenary Celebrations at CPUT by making a pledge about how we choose to make a difference to those in need.

CPUT campuses will use the day to highlight a Poverty Alleviation Initiative started in 2015 by Student Affairs and you can donate an item such as stationery, toiletries or non-perishable foods. Student Counselling will screen and assist students by disbursing the items as needed.

“On 18 July we encourage people to come and make a pledge and bring along an item,” explained Student Development Officer Melani-Ann Hara.

“You pledge how you are living the legacy. We want to showcase the good work that is being done by people on campus.”

“We need people to put up their hands and then continue with the work beyond just Mandela Day. We want to put together something sustainable.”

The first 100 people who drop off their donations on 18 July between 1pm and 2pm will receive a cup of soup.

Campus drop off points for donation items between 18 and 20 July are the Library Foyer.

On 18 July you can take your donations to the Student Centre between 1pm and 2pm where the Mandela Day Champions will help you make your pledge. You will be encouraged to leave your palm print on a pledge banner.

Campuses taking part in the Mandela Day Initiatives are Bellville, District Six, Granger Bay, Mowbray, Tygerberg and Wellington.

 International Peace Youth Group (IPYG) will also host Peace Boxes on each of the campuses in 18 July.

“You write to the CPUT community or to government about issues of peace, or about fostering peace within the country and IPYG will deliver the letters. This is so that young people’s voices around fostering peace can be heard,” said Hara.

Written by Theresa Smith

Email: smitht@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Applied Sciences and Engineering Faculties and the Wellington Campus.