Making a Difference on Mandela DayGeneral

In celebration of Mandela Day, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld and Professor Anesh Singh were on hand to distribute bunny chows to members of the Cato Manor Informal Settlement in Durban.In celebration of Mandela Day, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld and Professor Anesh Singh were on hand to distribute bunny chows to members of the Cato Manor Informal Settlement in Durban.

As part of its contribution to ‘67 minutes of doing something for the community’ on Mandela Day, the UKZN Foundation, the  Alumni office and the UKZN Vice-Chancellor, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld, joined hands - and hearts - to make a difference to 150 lives in the Cato Manor Informal Settlement near UKZN’s Howard College campus.

The team handed out 150 bunny chows and cool drinks to local residents.

According to the Director of University Relations, Ms Normah Zondo, this event was an enjoyable and heart-warming experience.

‘Mandela inspired the nation and the world so we wanted to make a difference in our local community by providing a warm meal to the less fortunate in one of the neighbouring informal settlements,’ said van Jaarsveld.

Executive Director of the UKZN Foundation, Professor Anesh Singh, said: ‘It was our way of making a small difference to  the lives of 150 people by giving back to the less privileged, many of whom had probably not had a meal that day.’

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