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The Bachelor of Consumer Science final-year students are annually involved with the community through a service-learning module (CNCD 3732). This module aims to create a sense of cooperation integration and unity amongst the students working in the community. It also aims to provide knowledge and skills as well as to motivate students to better participate in developing community programs.

Students are required to partake in any activity relating to the community project of that particular year as their practical for the academic semester.  It involves them teaching and developing a set of appropriate skills such as practical problem-solving, knowledge, values, and attitude to the community. For the past two years, the project has been conducted at the Free State Nasorgsentrum residential care centre.

The activities in the project entailed, among others, redecorating the tuckshop, making aprons for the bakery department, woodwork, packaging orders, developing recipe booklets and needlework. Several students and 160 people with disabilities at Free State Nasorgsentrum residential care centre benefited from this project. 

For more information concerning community initiatives at the Department of Consumer Science, please contact Doretha Jacobs or Dr Thuli Tinta.


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531

Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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