Honours Students Support Casual Day
The 2013 Biological Sciences Honours Class in the School of Life Sciences on the Pietermaritzburg campus supported this year’s Casual Day by selling stickers to students in and around the Pietermaritzburg campus.
The class took to the streets and encouraged everyone they saw to purchase and support disability organisations by buying a sticker for R10 to be worn on Casual Day this year.
‘Our target market was mostly students and despite many of them being short of cash, they dug deep and participated. I thank each and every person who supported the cause,’ said Honours student, Ms Kerushka Pillay.
The theme Go Big was also promoted by the class so that people would participate in the fun activities of the day. This is the class’s second social outreach initiative and they look forward to giving back to the community again in the near future.
‘I have had the opportunity to experience how people feel about giving and helping the needy,’ said honours student, Ms Londiwe Magagula. ‘The highlight was seeing the faces of people when we told them we were raising funds for the disabled. Many people didn’t know what Casual Day was all about so you realise people often don't take part not because they don't care, but because they are not informed.’ About R900 was raised.
- Barrington Marais