Donate R67 and Change a Life
In the spirit of giving, the UKZN Foundation is spearheading the novel R67 for Nelson Mandela donation campaign; calling on staff, students, well-wishers and alumni to contribute to the worthy initiative by donating R67 towards the University’s Bursary Fund.
‘Nelson Mandela spent 67 years fighting for social justice of which education is one of the most important,’ said Professor Anesh Maniraj Singh, UKZN Foundation Executive Director. ‘Mandela strongly believed that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. This resonates with one of the University’s strategic aspirations to be renowned for delivering learning and teaching programmes that transform talented students into thoughtful and accomplished graduates,’ he said.
According to Singh, more than 7 000 students cannot afford Higher Education, but do not qualify for financial support either. ‘These are the students we are trying to raise funds for. We receive substantial support from businesses, foundations and trusts; however, we still need to raise more funds. Our staff, students and alumni could potentially raise R8 million if each of them donated just R67. Charity indeed begins at home. This campaign provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of other students in the name of Nelson Mandela,’ he added.
To make a difference, follow the steps below:
- Make a donation of at least R67 or any multiples thereof.
- Promote the campaign far and wide and challenge your networks to make a contribution before the end of July.
- Go to https://foundation.ukzn.ac.za/donation-form/ or pay directly into the bank account below:
The University of KwaZulu-Natal Foundation Trust
242 095 305
Words: Melissa Mungroo