Two weeks ago, in response to reports of acute hunger and a huge accommodation crisis on UWC campus, caused by BIG delays in NSFAS funding allocations, and problems in the allocation of students to residences or private accommodation, the SOPH started a multi-pronged initiative to help students:
On Tuesday and Thursday mornings (limited to those days due to budget constraints, although we would like to expand) we offer a bowl of porridge, a cup of coffee, a piece of fruit, and, for those who do not have lunch, a peanut butter sandwich. We keep it very simple on purpose to make resources stretch.
In the past two weeks we have fed between 200 and 400 students per morning, at a cost of R24 per student for porridge, coffee, fruit and sandwich, made possible through private donations.
Photos and updates of the initiative can be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UWCSOPH/
If you want to learn more, please contact Tamlin Petersen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
With best regards
Director, SOPH UWC