Students who received the donated food parcels
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship prides itself on promoting student entrepreneurship, encouraging students to create their own businesses, promoting academic entrepreneurship and assisting small business enterprises (SM’ES) in the community to grow.
They have recently signed an agreement with Buyisa Ubuntu, a non-governmental organisation, that specialises in bulk buying, empowering the youth and trying to alleviate the burden of poverty. The agreement seeks to equip students with entrepreneurial skills in bulk buying.
Dr Malefane Lebusa, facilitator of the centre, proposed that the organisation donate food parcels to needy students.
So, on 18 June the organisation lived up to its name – Buyisa Ubuntu means restoring humanity – and delivered the parcels. These were then handed over to 20 students identified by the centre.
The happy students who received the parcels said that they are very thankful to Buyisa Ubuntu and the Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for this generous gift.