Students during the guard of honour
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) was recently invited as a beneficiary to the EBN Annual Golf Day Tournament. The tournament took place at the Kempton Park Golf Club on 24 May.
Mrs Lucy Mohoto, lecturer for ICT Skills and assistant in the Marketing Department, said that the VUT Ekurhuleni Campus was to receive part of the funding that was being raised at the tournament. Since they are currently running a Poverty Alleviation Project, it was a great opportunity for them to be invited to attend this tournament, together with other esteemed business associates. A few VUT Ekurhuleni Campus students attended this tournament, accompanied by VUT Staff. Their role during the tournament was to be Guards of Honour during the tee-offs.
Ms Mohoto sees the potential of the Poverty Alleviation Project expanding and the relationship amongst the business associates being fruitful in that students also will gain access to internship opportunities and work integrated learning.
Tshembani Mhlongo and Kadimetjang Mphahlele, both IT students, enjoyed their day at the golf course, saying that it was a nice experience for them and an opportunity to learn something new.
SRC representatives Millicent Maapola and Mmapaseka Sekele sent their message of gratitude to the EBN organisers for hosting them and the network of companies involved. They said that they are most grateful for the funds that their campus will be receiving as it will be helping them with the feeding scheme that they are running. The campus principal is happy that the day was a resounding success and views the golf day as part of the long-term relations between VUT Ekurhuleni campus and Ekurhuleni Business Network. Singing of MOA between the two is being considered.