Wits sharpened for social action
The movement for good is on the move among varsity students. Forgood connected with students and NGO's at the NGO Volunteer Fair held in April at Wits University, where Wits students were exposed to service opportunities and worthy causes.
Between 600 and 800 students attended the fair to discover how they can get involved in the fun work of bringing about healthy change in their broader communities.
The forgood team facilitated a "race of life" experiential learning exercise that informs and brings understanding to the social gaps that exist in society. Challenging conversations and dialogues about the continued disparities in SA were a key feature of the day.
Wits students and NGO leaders put forward their inspiring and challenging thoughts about bringing positive change in our everyday world.
Held once a year, the fair is run by Karuna Singh, the Wits Volunteer Programme coordinator. It is her hope to hold such a fair at least once a year, and her efforts are supported by the broader student development leadership unit and director, Lamese Abrahams.
The event was a collaboration between forgood, Wits Volunteer programme, various NGOs and YoungandAble. It was another event in an ongoing partnership between forgood, Wits Volunteers and the student development leadership unit.
Forgood youth mobilisation manager, Seth Naicker told Nevelia Moloi, “There is a genuine commitment from students at Wits to make a positive difference in their everyday world.”