SHS Students Lend Helping Hand to a Molweni Farming Community
First-year Speech Therapy student, Ms Jessica Smeeton, recently spearheaded a project to fence a garden for a Molweni farming community. This project formed part of her Community Studies module.
Apart from Pharmacy and Physiotherapy students, all other first-year students in the School of Health Science have to complete the Community Studies module.
Smeeton’s intervention followed a meeting between the School of Health Sciences’ Community Studies students and the Molweni community members where the needs and challenges facing the community were discussed.
She then approached Khulisani Farm, a Midlands-based farming organisation, for help. The organisation donated a fence which she then handed over to the needy community.
Assisting Smeeton with the project was Mr Patrick Zimu, a lecturer and Leisure Sciences Co-ordinator in the Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences and Ms Thandi Sithole, a Molweni community facilitator.
Khulisani farm employees, students, UKZN staff members, and community leaders erected a 41x 26m fence in one of the community gardens. Another fence will be erected in another garden in the upcoming weeks.
Words: Nombuso Dlamini