Working towards eradicating hunger, three DUT photography students embarked on a charity drive to raise non-perishable goods to assist the Meals on Wheels SA community services organisation.
Samukelo Dlamini, Aruna Motilal and Nobuhle Chamane have been collecting donations of monetary value and non-perishable foods from DUT staff, students and their residential communities during the months of April and May 2017.
“We were tasked with an assignment to come up with a project that will relate to “World Hunger Day” and that will also assist our community. After doing some research, we came across a non-profit organisation called Meals on Wheels SA Community services which we have been working with,” said Motilal.
Meals on Wheels is an organisation that has been established in various branches, community service centres, old age homes, crèches and mobile kitchens across South Africa, in order to aid the less fortunate children and the aged, by providing them with meals. The organisation provides two million meals per month. They (Meals on Wheels SA Community Services) also run charity schemes from donations and money received from different donors. The organisation has initiatives, such as the Caregiver initiative, in order to assist their operations.
The charity drive collected over non-perishable foods that can feed over 500 people. On Sunday (28 May 2017), during a feeding scheme event held in Chatsworth, over 100 people benefited from the meals that were provided by the photography students.
“We would like to thank all the donors especially RadioDUT, DUT Library Managers, DUT Students and Staff for their donations and for taking part in this initiative. Hunger and poverty is still a problem in Africa, the little each one of us can give, makes a huge impact on another person’s life,” said Dlamini.
For those who still want to donate to the organisation (Meals on Wheels SA Community Services) and towards the project by DUT photography students, can still do so at the Photography department in ML Sultan or 226 Umbilo Road.
Pictured: Nobuhle Chamane (DUT Photography student), Gideon Dritz (Meals on Wheels SA community Services) and Aruna Motilal (DUT Photography student) serving meals to children.