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Friday, 07 November 2014

Office Management and Technology students donate to Huis Andrew Murray

WORTHY CAUSE: The Office and Management students and Lecturer Mohamed Badat (right) hand a cheque to Huis Andrew Murray manager Regardo Scholtz (left) at the Wellington Campus WORTHY CAUSE: The Office and Management students and Lecturer Mohamed Badat (right) hand a cheque to Huis Andrew Murray manager Regardo Scholtz (left) at the Wellington Campus

The Office and Management students at the Wellington campus have raised R12 350 for youth care centre Huis Andrew Murray (HAM).

The students raised the money as part of their Business Administration 1 entrepreneurial project, which is integrated into the first year curriculum.

Students do not only use the skills acquired in their various subjects they also have to work together as a team and secure sponsors.

HAM is a home for 150 children aged between 0 and 18 years from diverse backgrounds who are kept on a temporary or permanent basis.

Although every effort is made to re-unite the children with their parents or a loving family, many children remain in the home for long periods.

To raise the cash students sold a variety of snacks and the group Chilli Cho-Cho, who sold home-made biltong, managed to raise the most cash. They are the first group to make biltong for the fundraising day and raised a whopping R3 530.

The cheque of R12 350 was recently handed to HAM manager Regardo Scholtz, who thanked the students for their contribution.

Scholtz said the donation would be used for 21 children at the home’s Early Childhood Development Centre aged between one and five years.

Senior lecturer Mandie Richards said the students have demonstrated that they are not only focused on obtaining a qualification, but have also become socially engaged citizens inspired by the true spirit of ubuntu.

Written by Kwanele Butana

Email: butanak@cput.ac.za

Provides coverage for the Business and Management Sciences and Education Faculties, Student Affairs Department and Cape Town and Mowbray Campuses.