Alumna Innocentia Pitso is the chairperson of the Young Alumni fraternity of the campus in Vanderbijlpark. She is currently an NWU staff member at the People and Culture department on the campus in Mahikeng.

For the Young Alumni from the campus in Vanderbijlpark, coming home means relaxing on the banks of the Vaal River.

Alumni ‘come home’ to make an impact

If you think that a reunion is nothing but a nostalgic trip down memory lane, you are seriously mistaken.

For the Young Alumni fraternity of the campus in Vanderbijlpark, their annual reunion – or Homecoming – represents an opportunity to positively impact the lives of graduates to come.


On Saturday, 28 September, more than 150 members of this alumni fraternity converged on their alma mater for yet another memorable get-together.


This year marked the eighth Homecoming gathering and, according to Innocentia Pitso, chairperson of the fraternity’s executive committee, the 2019 event exceeded all expectations.


The jam-packed programme included indigenous games, a fun run and the customary picnic on the lush green banks of the Vaal River. The event was about more than having fun, however.


Paying it forward


Innocentia explains that the annual Homecoming is based on the pay-it-forward philosophy.


The participating alumni believe that because they received so much during their time at the campus, they should ensure that others benefit too.


Since the formal inception of the Homecoming event back in 2015, this alumni chapter has raised close to R50 000 for the campus’s Feather Fund, which assists needy students.




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