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Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund

The Student Representative Council (SRC) finds itself in a precarious position whereby a large number of our talented students are facing financial exclusion from this great University even after proving academic prowess in a very challenging environment. Therefore the SRC would like to make a humble appeal to all sectors of our society to assist us in our goal to give all students an equal chance to academic success. The primary aim of the SRC Humanitarian Fund, was to create a purse that would address and meet financial burdens when approached by those who come from poor backgrounds unable to meet their most basic necessities.

 

The Humanitarian Fund has proved in the past to be a great help to those in need of financial aid. The SRC is therefore pursuing restructuring the fund into an investment fund, more formally defined as an endowment. The benefit of this will see a perpetual constant stream of income to the fund, however for this income to have any sort of value to students, a large amount of capital will need to be raised through members of the public but most importantly members of the Wits community, and in particular Wits alumni. The 1 Million 1 Month Campaign falls under the domain of the Humanitarian Fund, and whilst the campaign was a great success as an urgent response by students for students, it is the SRC’s greatest hope to succeed in creating a Fund that will continue to function in the years to come. The SRC also hopes that over the years, students will know that they can rely on this Fund and investors can rely on this Fund to offer a direct link to students and to help them to pursue their education.

 

In the words of the first ambassador of the Humanitarian Fund, Wits alumnus and former member of the Wits SRC, world renowned human rights activist and lawyer of Nelson Mandela, Advocate George Bizos “To be deprived of the right to learn because you are poor is uncivilized.”

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R99,150

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R20,000.00
2 years ago by Vodacom
For Xolani Gwala
Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund
R20,000.00
2 years ago by MTN
For Xolani Gwala
Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund
R10,000.00
3 years ago by Tiego Moseneke
For Xolani Gwala
Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund
Welldone!
R1,000.00
3 years ago by Mzwandile Ngcobo
For Xolani Gwala
Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund
Great effort! More donations, please to support this great cause.
R1,000.00
3 years ago by Modiri Keebine
For Xolani Gwala
Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund
Well done Xolani and team at the Two Oceans Marathon. Good initiative to support the Wits SRC Fund
R10,000.00
3 years ago by Kholeka Tsotsotso
For Xolani Gwala
Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund
Congrats to XG and team for completing the marathon for the good cause
R200.00
3 years ago by Joanna van der Merwe
For Xolani Gwala
Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund
I am supporting this amazing cause. Wish I could donate more but I appreciate your cause because I own in partnership a centre for special needs youngsters and adults. Also Jonathan Fairbairn has to be one of the best pupils I have ever taught. Good
R1,000.00
3 years ago by Keke Mosoeu
Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund
I was personally touched when my helper's daughter was declined a bursary at Wits, after achieving good matric results. Her name is Pretty, and she wants to be a teacher. I want to contribute in order to help children like Pretty, who will in turn h
R1,000.00
3 years ago by Rosie Motene
For Xolani Gwala
Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund
I'm a WITS graduate. I pledge R1000 and I challenge the following people to do the same. Robert Marawa, Tumisho Masha, Johnny and Tiffany Barbuzano.
R200.00
3 years ago by Skhumbuzo Nokwane
Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund
Running for a great cause.

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Raised so far : R96,950.00
Xolani Gwala
Wits SRC Humanitarian Fund

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