A group of first-year Walter Sisulu University students is trying to bring “dignity back to the black child”.
To this end, their community organisation, Eastern Cape for Africa, held an event on Saturday September 22 at Potsdam in Mdantsane to help those in need.
This project was started by a group of 52 first year Walter Sisulu University (WSU) students in an attempt to bring
First-year student, Andile Mkosana, one of a group of 52 first-years who started the project, said the idea was to find ways to help alter the course of underprivileged high school pupils, and showcase their talents at the same time.
“We chose Wongalethu Secondary School in Mdantsane to showcase talent in the form of a fashion show and painting,” Mkosana said. The students donated sanitary towels, toiletries, stationery and also some school uniforms to pupils.
South African Music Award winner Siseko Pame also graced the event to motivate pupils from Tsholomnqa High School, Zwelandile High School and Ngwenyathi High School. – The organisation hopes to host another event of this magnitude again soon.
Additional reporting: Andile Mkosana