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DUT: Community Engagement Project 2008

DUT: Community Engagement Project 2008

Media statement by Ms Nomonde Mbadi, Executive Director: Corporate Affairs

In response to community needs the Interior Design Programme in the Department of Architectural Technology and Interior Design at the Durban University of Technology has committed itself to embarking on a project to revamp a child care facility between 11th and 15th August 2008.

Each year since 2003, lecturers from the Interior Design programme have selected an underprivileged or charitable organisation seeking to transform and refurbish their premises. Once the projects parameters have been determined by both parties, students are commissioned to design and physically implement the community engagement project, as part of the courses experiential learning component. Past and future success of such projects, depends solely on funding and sponsorship made available by industry.

The subject of this years project is Wylie House Child and Youth Care Centre situated at 202 Ridge Road, Berea. It is a registered Child care facility offering services to at risk young female children between the ages of three and a half to eighteen years. The Interior design programme will be revamping 3 lounges, kitchens, dining rooms in this one week period, however in order to achieve this goal, urgent assistance and generous sponsorship from industry are prerequisite to its successful accomplishment.

To offer assistance in anyway please contact:
Durban University of Technology
Department of Architectural Technology and Interior Design
Programme: Interior Design
Michelle Hankinson (Lecturer)
Tel: 031-3736507/ 031-3736504
Fax: 031-3736505