Halloween Charity Event a Huge Success
Second year Social Sciences student, Ms Estrada Naidoo, assisted by classmates and friends hosted a spooky Halloween Costume party on the Pietermaritzburg campus to raise funds for charity.
About 200 students attended helping Naidoo raise R4 500.
The organisations which benefitted were The Gift of the Givers Foundation and the SOS Children’s Home.
‘There was a hype about seeing each other in costume and everyone was in high spirits joining in the dancing and socialising,’ said Naidoo. ‘People were blown away by the excitement and the mystery and ambiance of the Halloween tradition. I had 10 friends who aided me in selling tickets and regulating door traffic.
‘I think students should channel their energies into doing good while having fun. We are privileged to be where we are, as the leaders of the future so we should set an example now.’
Naidoo is passionate about charity work and community development believing that the world needs more smiles. ‘It really hurts me to see people in unfortunate positions. I want to cajole people in higher positions to aid others so the world can be a better place.’
With the event being a huge success and a hit with students, Naidoo hopes to turn it into an annual affair.