Mr Lehlohonolo Mokhomo: Marketing Director at Vaal Triangle Computers and Books; Deborah Mabunda: VUT student; Thobeka Makhubeka: VUT Student; Ms Lindiswa Goxo: Director at Student Affairs &45 Accommodation and Gareth Mathebula: House Keeper at Amberfield Residences
The Vaal University of Technology’s Amberfield House Committee held an event on 24 November where the residence gave food parcels to underprivileged students who have no means of providing for themselves. Apart from giving them food, this provided an opportunity to listen to their struggles.
The event was initiated by Gareth Mathebula and Maanda Netshiongolwe who are both House Keepers at the residence. “We organised this event because we saw the circumstances that our brothers and sisters were in. This event is to give hope to those who may be hopeless,” said Gareth.
Ms Lindiswa Goxo, Director at Student Affairs & Accommodation, and Mr Lehlohonolo Mokhomo, Marketing Director at Vaal Triangle Computers and Books, graced the occasion with their presence and also sponsored the event.
Students who were in need of the food parcels had to register their names with the HKs during the week.
“We come from different families and the challenges we face are different. I am proud of all of you who managed to come forward and never cared about who would say what. Never give up on your studies because of the difficulties you might be going through. Good luck with your exams,” said Ms Goxo.
Mr Mokhomo also shared a few words of wisdom. He mentioned that challenges shape people’s destiny. He told the students that they need to acknowledge every challenge and never compare themselves with anyone.
Students gratefully and cheerfully received the parcels.
“Thank you Amberfield for being with us in our difficulties,” said residents Deborah Mabunda and Thobeka Makhubeka.