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More than eighty NMMU students and staff members again demonstrated their sense of Ubuntu when they provided a variety of services in support of participants in the 11th Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge in George. This included assisting with arrangements and lending a hand to learners who participated in the wheelchair games at the Garden Route Mall on the afternoon prior to the official race.

“NMMU is privileged to be part of such an outstanding event in George. We would like to thank the organisers for giving the university this opportunity and look forward to continuing this tradition”, says Alet van Tonder, NMMU George Marketing and Corporate Relations Manager.

The fact that most of the volunteers were on duty from the crack of dawn did not seem to affect their energy levels. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as the following images confirm…

NMMU volunteers

Smiles all round… registration, preparing the tracks, handing out meals and assisting during the prize giving were only some of the tasks that the NMMU team was involved in. The smiles on the faces clearly express what a pleasure it was to be part of the OCC schools event.

Assisting learner back on track

Hanno Kotze can be seen guiding a Parkdene Primary learner back on track as he hastily wheels towards the finish line.

Registration team

The team who ensured that all the participants for the Saturday morning races were duly registered included, from left, Karen Hendricks (NMMU Financial Aid Officer), Nicolette Lindoor (Administrative Assistant), Lezaan Fourie (student), Verouschka Sonn (student) and Altouise Jonas (Associate Lecturer, Marketing Management).

Sannette Barnard

Second-year Education student, Sannette Barnard, smiled broadly as she approached the final bend of the 5km fun walk.

Team Work

A team effort was displayed by NMMU students, Mor-vené Siljeur and Nathan Duncan, as they made their way to the finish line of the 5km fun event.

Contact information
Miss Alicia Maclean
MCR Intern
Tel: 044-801 5081