Kathorus Campus Students Continue 'The Madiba In You' Legacy.
29 August 2018
"Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice... Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom." - Dr. Nelson Mandela.
Level 4 students at Ekurhuleni West TVET College's Kathorus Campus heeded a call by former South African President, Dr Nelson Mandela, to help the underprivileged. In the year dedicated to commemorate 100 years of Madiba, students, accompanied by staff and student representatives, paid a visit to Dzulani Child and Youth Care Centre in Vosloorus, Dindela Section on 29 August 2018. The centre takes care of neglected children who are mostly scholars, and is sustained by volunteers and donations.
As part of their curriculum, Office Administration students are required to partake in an Integrated Summative Assessment Task (ISAT), which contributes 30% of their year mark, prior to final examinations. The task requires them to erect stalls to sell various types of products that visibly depict cultural diversity, such as food items and art concepts. The assessment is part of sub-tasks given throughout the year, which NC (V) students will complete in phases to obtain an assessment mark.
Subsequent to the task, the students identified the centre as part of a Community Social Investment project. They donated R2310.00 in cash, toiletries and kitchen cleaning essentials. This initiative is in line with the college's goal of contributing to communities within its surroundings.
Acting Head of Department: Business Studies at Kathorus campus, Ms Daleen Terblanche, said, "This exercises provides an opportunity for students to adopt meaningful community values of sharing with the underprivileged." She said it is equally important for the college to produce socially conscious graduates.
Some pictures from the day
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