VUT Residence Welfare office donating mattresses to different NGO’s
Vaal University of Technology (VUT) is not just about the development of successful careers but it is also about reaching out to the community. VUT has recently donated 350 mattresses to nine different NGOs namely: Bus Bee Hospice, Love X God Church Charity Group, Bophelong Unity Children’s Home, Bophelong Children’s Home, Lapeng Home for the Aged Care Centre, Kgahliso Children’s Home, Naledi Children’s Home and Kotulong Community Centre.
The purpose of the day was to engage students in supporting communities especially in the Vaal area s through charity outreach programmes from the Residence Welfare office and to bring hope and smiles to those who have lost their loved ones especially the needy societies.
Mrs Mimi Marumo, owner of Unity Children’s Home (for boys and girls from four years), said: “We lacked mattresses for our kids and VUT has shown love to us; no words can express how we feel but all I can say is “Pele ya pele” VUT (forward we go with VUT); do not stop here with us but continue doing good.”
In closure, on behalf of VUT, Mrs Faith Mocoancoeng said that as they are part of the community around the Vaal they feel that it is within their best interests to reach out to the needy and to teach the students that life is not only about yourself and the academics, life of an academic is about MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE NATION AT LARGE.