DUT FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCES HOSTS SUCCESSFUL SPORTS DAY
By: Mfundo Mabaso
Durban University of Technology’s Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) hosted its annual sports day at Steve Biko campus, Fred Crookes on Thursday.
Different courses within the FAS came to participate in their sports day.
The participants included both students and the staff members of the faculty. Students wore different colored t-shirts that represented their courses.
The event also promoted a healthy living lifestyle and being financially wise as Love Life organization, Isolempilo Clinic and Standard Bank were also present.
The use of both male and female condoms was demonstrated by Love Life and they also provided sexual education.
Ntokozo Zikhali from Love Life said, “We are here to give the students talks on how to be sexually healthy. We want to promote abstinence since it is the only 100% safe way from
contracting sexual diseases.”
Isolempilo Clinic was distributing condoms and dong HIV testing. Bongeka Yende, DUT counselor said that an event of this nature helps to get the message to students.
“I think this event is the right platform to reach out to the students as some of them are not familiar with the clinic.
Students have come to us in numbers to take condoms and do HIV tests,” said Yende.
The event included sports activities: soccer, netball, volleyball, chess, table tennis, and tug of war amongst other activities.
Faculty Officer and Event Organiser, Gill Shackleford said, “The purpose of this event was to bring the staff and students from the entire faculty together and to celebrate the year.”
Team Horticulture took the title in soccer and team Sports Management finished first in Netball while other teams strived to come out first in other games.
Faculty Dean, Professor Suren Singh, praised the event stating that it was successful. Singh also expressed his delight in the organisers.
“In terms of expectations, it is far greater than what we expected. We also succeeded in getting both the students and the staff to engage together as some heads of departments also came geared
up,” Singh explained.