GEORGE NEWS - The one who gives is more blessed than the one who receives, according to the old adage. This is true about the act of generosity extended to the local community by the student representative council (SRC) of the South Cape TVET College Mossel Bay Campus, supported by members of their staff.
The SRC identified Creative Effective Families (CEF), a community-based organisation for abused women and children, as beneficiary. Some of the services CEF offers for free are counselling, drug abuse prevention and rehabilitation services. The centre does amazing work, giving daily meals to displaced community members for up to four months.
The SRC donated toiletries and clothes, new and used, to CEF to support their heroic service to the community. It was a day of celebration and the workers at CEF could not hold back their tears of joy. One CEF volunteer said the donation will make a huge difference in the lives of the people they are taking care of.
The college is thrilled to be in partnership with CEF. They consider it very important to work with the local communities, as they believe that we need to support the community. The SRC was positively impacted by this deed as it was an opportunity to be taught to take responsibility, have integrity and to serve. Above all, the staff and students need to be educated on the importance of giving. The SRC promised that this project will be an ongoing one. It was a great achievement for the South Cape TVET College's SRC. Students need to be moulded academically, socially and economically to prepare them for becoming dynamic and socially conscious individuals.
The campus head, Ms Philips-Moorcroft, and the student support officer, Joria Kammies, were closely guiding the SRC. According to Moorcroft, it was a good experience working with the SRC and also meeting the members of Creative Effective Families, who in return showed their appreciation.
Giving is like sowing a seed where you enjoy seeing it germinating, nurturing it and seeing it grow with the hope that one day you will reap. People must adopt the principle of giving; it changes our communities, our country and the world at large.
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