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Students come together to commemorate Mandela
2016-08-18

Description: Tribute to Nelson Mandela 2016 Tags: Tribute to Nelson Mandela 2016

Where there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful results are bound to follow. Students from the School of Allied Health Professions at the Faculty of Health Sciences demonstrated this in their collaboration with students from the Department of Fine Arts to pay homage to Mandela, through a Nelson Mandela-inspired art piece.

Fingerprint donations go a long way
Creating a portrait of the icon on a canvas, they invited members of the university to take part in completing the portrait with their fingerprints, for a small fee. The initiative was aimed at celebrating the life of the world leader. And in true Madiba spirit, the contributions collected were donated to the university’s ‘No Student Hungry’ (NSH) programme. The programme provides less privileged students with the necessary nourishment to excel in their academic studies.

UFS community embodies selflessness
Vicky Simpson of the NSH programme said that initiatives such as these reveal the true spirit of compassion and sense of commitment found in members of the UFS community. “NHS is sincerely grateful to each and every person who made a contribution. It will surely go a long way”. The day was sealed with special performances by Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy students.

More opportunities for student participation and involvement in completing the artwork will be presented in future.

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