dsc_0740 President Hyper has kindly donated groceries to the poverty alleviation project managed by the department of Student Counselling and Support as VUT believes that no student should go to class or to bed on an empty stomach. There are 200 students who form part of this project. They have been interviewed and screened by the Student Counselling and Support Department to assess their challenges and the degree of intervention needed while studying at VUT. The aim is to ensure that needy and academically deserving students succeed in their studies. President Hyper has pledged to support the project for the next ten months through a relationship that was forged with VUT after a letter of request was sent through by the office of the Director: Marketing and PR, Ms Kediemetse Mokotsi at the end of December 2015. A donation of groceries, equivalent to R25 000, was handed over on Saturday, 16 July and signifies the value of groceries that will be donated monthly towards the project to support the students for the rest of the year. The first batch of groceries was delivered on Monday, 18 July after the June/July recess. President Hyper Representative (Manager), Mr Nick Karayiannides said that he was happy to donate towards VUT’s poverty alleviation programme as a partner of the institution. On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Irene Moutlana and the VUT community, VUT sincerely appreciates the gesture.  We are looking forward to a long-term relationship aimed at changing the lives of needy and deserving students. Source: VUT