This video tells the story of how the CFAM Porridge Project ensures that local residents do not go hungry.



Knowing that you are making life easier for people who have lost livelihoods through the Covid-19 pandemic, is already rewarding. Add recognition for your contribution from Rotary International and that is surely reason to celebrate.


Three role players from CFAM Technologies, a Potchefstroom-based spin-off company of the Faculty of Engineering, recently received recognition from Rotary International’s Klerksdorp branch for a project they had launched to provide nutrient-enriched porridge to local residents.


The CFAM Porridge Project received recognition for the substantial contribution made to humanitarian and educational programmes. Their Paul Harris Fellow Prize is named after Rotary’s founder, the Chicago lawyer who started the organisation in 1905.


Prominent recipients include Mother Teresa, former US President Jimmy Carter, former Soviet Union President Boris Yeltsin, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar and the polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk. Locally, NWU alumna Prof Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s former Public Protector, has received more than one such fellowship.


Rotary International dishes up praise for porridge project

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