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In commemorating Women’s Month in August, the George Campus Social Responsibility Committee, supported by the Campus Principal, Dr Kaluke Mawila, engaged on a community work project as part of the University’s response to being in service to society.  

The engagement is part of planned and executed projects with an overarching goal to strengthen and empower women to become survivors of abuse and function independently in the community, without returning to the organisation. This was particularly the case of The Rosemoore Refuge for Battered Women and their Children - ‘The Phambili Centre’.

Jaydene Payler, a social work student doing her internship is part of the Nelson Mandela University’s George Campus Social responsibility Committee, planned and executed a pampering session on 18 August for the ladies at and their children whom are currently housed and cared for at the Phambili Centre. Donated items included ladies and children’s clothes, shoes, toiletries, make-up and other cosmetic products.

Speaking on behalf of the Committee, Ms Charlene Cupido addressed the ladies at the Centre, and shared that “such a pampering session is a way for the Campus to express its acknowledgement of issues faced by abused women and children. This contribution is an expression of standing in solidarity against any form of abuse, and encouragement that women should rise above their circumstances, regain their self-respect and self-confidence as they are appreciated and worthy of being celebrated.”  

The ladies expressed their heartfelt and sincere gratitude. The project was well received and appreciated by the Centre’s management.

From left to right... Monica Tshangana (Communication & Marketing), Jaydene Payler (Phambili Centre) Khululwa Mvango (SLD) & Charlene Cupido (BES)

Contact information
Ms Milisa Piko
Communications Manager: George Campus
Tel: 044 801 5098