SJGD gives generously to many in North West
POTCHEFSTROOM - This year the Student Rag Community Service (known as SJGD) of the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) donated approximately R1 million to organisations, institutions and individuals in North-West.
SJGD is the largest student charity organisation in the entire country to collect funds annually in the city during Rag week. At the SJGD presentation, R380 000 was donated to 45 organisations and individuals. These institutions are spread across the North-West Province.
The chairperson of SJGD, Egbert Meyer, said that they processed more than 70 applications before the presentation this year.
According to Egbert the rest of the money that was collected was distributed among 42 projects managed by the Potchefstroom Campus students. Among these are 26 projects of residences on this Campus , the Student Council’s Bopanang Fund, SJGD’s emergency fund for providing food to underprivileged students, as well as SJGD’s own 16 projects.
The Campus Rector, Prof Annette Combrink, said that the Potchefstroom Campus is proud of the work committee members do annually to assist in relieving the destitution of so many people and organisations in the province.
From the left is Johann Steyl, previous Rag chairperson, Phillip Moolman, artist, Junita Oelofse, vice-chairperson of SJGD, Egbert Meyer, chairperson of SJGD and Prof Annette Combrink, Campus Rector, at the SJGD’s presentation.
Little Selouna Visser received money for a wheelchair from SJGD. Here the chairperson of SGJD, Egbert Meyer, gives her mother, Roma, a hug during the presentation.