Change the world


This year 2nd year Tourism Management students of NMMU (George Campus) are staging an event as part of an assignment for one of their course modules. They have decided to host, in association with the Oliver Twist project, a food and clothing drive to benefit the community. The Oliver Twist Project has identified projects which include the feeding and clothing of young and old. 

The event idea was sparked by NMMU’s values. These include amongst others, Excellence and Ubuntu.  Former president Nelson Mandela, NMMU’s namesake, explained Ubuntu as follows: ‘A traveller through a country would stop at a village and he didn't have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food, entertain him. That is one aspect of Ubuntu, but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?’

The students saw that the Oliver Twist Project compliments these NMMU values and they would like to help promote this commendable cause. They also support the truism that the more one does, the more others would be willing to do. So, they would appreciate together with theirs, your contribution in giving back to the community with the necessities they so desperately need.

Oliver Twist project

Food, clothes, toys and non-perishables are welcome.  The event will take place at the George Show grounds from 17:00 to 19:00 on 17 October 2012. The programme includes guest speakers who will do presentations on community needs from 18:00 to 19:00.

If you are unable to attend, but would still like to make a contribution, please contact the organisers to arrange for the collection of your items for the drive.

Any queries in this regards would be handled by the following students:

Conraad Baard on 082 378 8839/ or

Michelle Coetzee on 079 879 7394/