Deciding to turn a potentially risky game into a charitable platform for those less fortunate, the #NekNomination game was turned around by South African Brent Lindeque who decided that instead of downing a pint and nominating friends to do the same, that giving something to those less fortunate was a better way to Pay It Forward. And so began the #NekNominationSA which has our campuses nominating each other to make a meaningful difference to people’s lives.
Durban Campus takes the challenge
Not to be outdone by the IHS Cape Town Campus, this week saw the Durban Campus spring to action after receiving a #NekNominationSA from the Cape Town Campus last week (in case you missed it, here’s a link for you to take a look
After discussions with the students and staff, they decided that they wanted to #ChangeOneThing in the communities near them, and they chose 3 Children’s Homes in the area to do this in.
The way it went down
Students from each Durban Campus class brought toys, old clothes or money to donate to 3 different orphanages. Excess monies through student donations and SRC fundraising activities such as Hot Dog Day, Popcorn Sales and Civvies Day also brought in some extra cash to use towards purchasing toys, maize meal and rice. The culinary department (staff and students) also baked cupcakes and iced them with pretty colours and lots of love. The Durban team really pulled together to make it happen, enjoying every step of the way from the planning, to the delivery to the emotional journey that played out.
Bophela Shuttle Services kindly provided the Durban team with a free shuttle service to deliver the goods to the following 3 orphanages:
- Sithembakuye Children’s Village in Botha’s Hill which houses and cares for 14 children
- Sibusisiwe Children’s Home in Inchanga which houses and cares for 13 children.
- Khulani Children’s Centre in Redhill which also houses and cares for 13 children.
The end result
Take a look at the Durban Campus #NekNominationSA here and please share your thoughts or comments with us – we thought they did an amazing job!
If you would like to get involved or find out more about #ChangeOneThingSA, visit: https://www.facebook.com/ChangeOneThingSA on Facebook or follow this Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/NEKNominationSA