DUT STUDENTS GIVE A HELPING HAND TO THOSE AFFECTED BY CANCER
Written by: Mfundo Mabaso
The Durban University of Technology (DUT) students are set to host a High Tea Party in support for cancer awareness in Durban next week Friday.
Public Relation (PR) students at DUT will be hosting a High Tea Party with the aim to raise funds for the CANSA Association and to raise awareness in the fight against cancer.
The students will host this event as part of their assignment.
Simone John, a member of the group of students said, “Our role as PR students is to assist or contribute to the practical concerns of people, or in this instance, the NPO (i.e. CANSA Association) in a problematic situation or to help them achieve certain goals.”
“Our aim is to also assist them by raising funds through this High Tea event. This event forms part of our community project and is a way to give back hope to our surrounding community,” John added.
Zwakele Ngubane, DUT Public Relations, said that students are required to partner with non-profit organisations and conduct research on them, develop a plan, execute the plan, put together a presentation and write an article on the event.
“The department assists in identifying NPO’s and allocating each group to an NPO. The students get marks for the research and needs analysis conducted as well as the article that they write after the execution of the event,” added Ngubane.
The CANSA Association provides hope, love and care those affected by cancer, a disease that has become very common in South Africa.
The group from DUT consists of six members namely Simone John, Fiona Msimbini, Sibusiso Sokhulu, Dumisani Mthethwa, Bathobile Dladla and Mandisa Machi.
The event will take place at the Westpark School hall in Queensburg, Durban on the 17th of June where it will be crunch time for the six students.
*Picture: Durban University of Technology, Public Relations students set to host a High Tea Event in Durban