DUT STUDENTS RECEIVE FREE FOOD
By: Mthobisi Nozulela
Hundreds of Durban University of Technology (DUT) students received free food earlier this week during a visit by a non-profit organization Food for Life Global (FFLG).
Students at Steve Biko campus waited in a long queue to receive their food parcel and juices.
Dheery Mahabir, a member of FFLG said that they try to help in any way and that the organization was created so that underprivileged people don’t go to bed hungry.
“We try to help and make a difference because some (students) come to school or go to varsity on an empty stomach so we are here to try and contribute,” said Mahabir.
Nhlanhla Mhlongo, one of the students who benefited from FFLG, said that he was happy about the initiative and that it should continue helping other people as well.
“I am very happy about this initiative because sometimes students who stay at residence are too lazy to cook for themselves so this is great and hopefully they will come more often, “said Mhlongo.
Luxminath Das, another FFLG member, said that their helps worldwide.
“We don’t only operate in South Africa, we help all over the world in over 60 countries. We also help in natural disasters as well. We also went to Mozambique during the floods. We want to contribute in making the world a better place,” said Das.
Sinegugu Ndlovu, DUT communciations manager, said that the FFLG initiative is good and helps those students who are financially constrained.
“We believe it is a good initiative because there are some students who can’t afford to buy lunch and some can’t even concentrate in class because they are hungry. So the FFLG Program really helps,” said Ndlovu.