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Monday, 04 November 2019

Donation benefits most vulnerable

Victims of a fire that ravaged an informal settlement in Strand will be among the recipients of a bed donation from CPUT.

The beds are part of a renovation of one of CPUT’s largest residence, Freedom Square, and in total 1254 beds and mattresses will be donated by December.

The recipients include places of safety for children and women fleeing domestic violence and Ward 85 residents who are rebuilding their homes after the devastating fires earlier this year.

The exchange is being managed by CPUT’s Residence Business Unit in conjunction with the Community Engagement Unit. The recipients were identified by student outreach organisation, The Hope Foundation.

The City of Cape Town’s Tsoarelo Kopolo, who collected the beds from the Bellville campus on Friday, on behalf of the recipients, says the Strand residents were left with absolutely nothing after the fire.

“It will mean a lot to those families because when you have nothing and something big like this comes your way then it’s a big thing. We are very thankful to CPUT.”

CPUT’s Phillip Chibvuri says the value of the current bed donation is in excess of R100 000 with the total of the 2019 bed donation across the institution expected to total roughly R250 000 to charitable organisations.

CPUT students have donated a R25 000 cheque to assist with renovations and redesign of the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

CPUT staff and students are taking the world of science and technology innovation to rural learners.

Thursday, 12 September 2019

CPUT prospects for industrious learner

CPUT has awarded a R30 000 scholarship bursary for the most deserving learner at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientist to Grade 11 South Peninsula High School’s Saamiya Van Niekerk.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Making a difference in communities

The Department of Emergency Medical Sciences is helping a group of Ocean View residents to make a difference in their community by training them as Emergency First Aid Responders (EFAR).

Consumer Science students recently helped homeless youth from the Baphumelele Fountain of Hope Farm to make foods and beverages from the farm’s produce which they sold during a Market Day.

In a show of neighbourly support, the Unit for Applied Law donated cash, toys and stationery to Holy Cross Primary School.

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