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Local businesses challenged to join hands with NSH in raising funds for Mandela Day
2015-07-07

To celebrate Mandela Day, the No Student Hungry Bursary Programme (NSH) will host the first-of-its-kind “Extreme Challenge” in partnership with the Vrystaat Kunstefees/Arts Festival on the Bloemfontein Campus.  The competition will have businesses in Bloemfontein enter their staff teams to compete against other businesses, to help raise funds, and to celebrate the tradition of Mandela Day.

Date: 17 July 2015
Time: 11:00 - 16:30
Venue: Grass area at the back of the George du Toit building, Bloemfontein Campus

The NSH Extreme Challenge aims to raise awareness on food insecurity on all three of the UFS campuses. It will provide exposure for the bursary programme, and will get local businesses involved as potential long-term partners.

“The NSH Bursary Programme invests in potential, and supports academic achievers who come from challenging backgrounds,” says Vicky Simpson, co-ordinator of NSH. The NSH food bursary is awarded to students on the basis of financial need, academic excellence, and the commitment to serve the community, and has assisted more than 500 students since 2011.

The public and members of the UFS community are invited to come and support the teams and to bring non-perishable food items on the day to the George du Toit Building during the event, from 11:00 to 16:30. These donations will go towards assisting students on the NSH Bursary programme.

Registered teams:

Phatshoane Henney Attorneys
Parexel
UFS Centre for Accounting (2 Teams)
UFS Centre for Universal Access and Disability Support
UFS Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice
UFS Protection Services
UFS Student Life (2 Teams)

Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world- Nelson Mandela

For enquiries or to register your team contact:
Vicky Simpson
simpsonvz@ufs.ac.za

 

 

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