NWU SRCS donates R1,3 million to the needy
Nursery schools, old age homes, welfare organisations, individuals and hospitals and many more were on the receiving end of the Student Rag Community Service (SRCS) of the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University’s (NWU) annual payout function.
More than R1,3 million were paid out to 35 beneficiaries. Amounts varied from R3 900 raised by Wanda ladies residence for Mmabane Pre-School in Ikageng, to R95 300 for Dr Olga Janse van Rensburg’s early child development workshops and a host of 33 other payouts for charity.
“SRCS gives hope to the community and inspires positive changes. The university is part of the community and interaction between the university and the community is therefore very important. SRCS represents the spirit and face of the NWU Potchefstroom Campus. The payouts are going to make a huge difference to the people’s lives,” Prof Mariette Lowes, Vice Rector: Teaching-learning, said on behalf of the university’s rectorate. “We are particularly proud of all the students who get involved with the SRCS every year.”
Kobus Dannhauser, 2011/12 SRCS chairperson, also praised the unselfish sacrifices of his team. “It’s wonderful that we could touch the community and that we could make a telling difference in their lives. SRCS is a team of about 90 students that give their time to others without compensation and I’m very blessed that I could work with such an extraordinary group of people,” Kobus said.
SRCS was established in 1978 as the Students Community Service and 34 years later their footprints are still growing in the community.