The F’SASEC students wearing their sponsored overalls, caps and scarves
The F’SASEC VUT students received donations from their sponsors which include The French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research, Schneider Electric and Vaal University of Technology.
They received overalls, hard hats, caps, scarves and ear plugs from the centre’s Directors: Professor Alexandre Sebastiani and Mr Hendrick Langa on 23 August. Prof Sebastiani noted that it was necessary for all the students accessing the labs to look professional and this initiative would also train the students on how to be professional in the working environment. He said: “The students should be well dressed in a uniform for them not to let their backgrounds determine their futures.”
One of the students from the centre, Refilwe Ngozo, expressed her delight at the items received. She said that all the received goods would ensure that all students look the same when accessing the labs. Ms Ngozo continued her thanks by saying: “Professor Alex Sebastiani has been nothing but good to us since we started in March, we weren’t really expecting such sponsorship from the centre.”
The F’SASEC VUT is a small department, yet, it has greatly enhanced the lives of 50 underprivileged students since it was founded in 2012.
The training centre has enrolled a further 24 students, more than fifty percent of whom are women. They are also on their way to becoming artisans.
Professor Sebastiani handing out the sponsored goods to student, Motshabi Konyana
F’SASEC students enjoying their gifts