Food insecurity is a complex phenomenon affecting numerous South
African households. DUT, as a microcosm of South Africa’s larger society, is also
impacted by this problem. To help alleviate some food insecurity issues
of DUT students, the Institution is engaging with civil society partners to assist
students who have not received funding or are awaiting funding.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To provide interim support for DUT students in the form of food parcels or vouchers.
If a student does not have food, physical and psychological effects are evident, which, in turn, impact on the academic performance of the student. In counselling, it is difficult to assist with a student’s emotional well-being if their physical
basic needs of hunger are not met. Not all students are funded by NSFAS, especially in their first year of studies. Students come from rural and povertystricken backgrounds in the hope of becoming the first in their family to obtain a university qualification. Many who have received help from this project have gone on to graduate.
PROJECT LEADERS, TEAM AND CONTACT DETAILS
Candice Leith – DUT Student Counselling and Health
Tel: 031 373 2158 | Email: phakimpiloDBN@dut.ac.za
Thokozani Sithole – Midlands
Tel: 033 845 8900/2282 | Email: phakimpiloPMB@dut.ac.za