DUT donates over 230 beds to Sukuma Comprehensive School
In an effort of giving back and showing the community that DUT does not only focus in securing dreams and qualification academic excellence, the institution handed over 230 beds to be used by pupils at Sukuma school hostels.
“As a university we wish to engage more with our neighbourhood community, since we have a common goal of teaching our students. We aim to work together in many projects that are in the pipelines,” said Midlands Campuses Director, Dr Joe Molete.
Molete said the University will commence with a project called the Imbali Education Precinct which will comprise of repositioning of the school of Education, Enterprise Development in the community, Agricultural hub, Eco-tourism, Engineering hub, Indigenous Knowledge System and Wellness Centre, Sports Academy, ICT and the Public Relations and Communications hub.
DUT Midlands campuses consist of two sites, Riverside and Indumiso.
Res Life officer in Midlands Campuses, Ntsikelelo Nhlenyama, said they saw that the school has a hostel for learners which uses beds which are in a worse-off condition than the ones the institution was removing from the student’s residences.
“The school representatives found that our beds were in a better condition than expected,” said Nhlenyama.
Sibusiso Radebe, Principal of the Sukuma Comprehensive School, expressed his gratitude to the DUT team for their generous contribution, and said the school was privileged and honoured to be the recipients of 230 beds.
“In an African setting a neighbour is more than a family member and we are witnessing that,” he said.
Picture: Ntsikelelo Nhlenyama