ISRC Secretary General, Amanda Ntombela with Rebone Molefe, HOD - Student Governance and Leadership Development at the Soshanguve Campus.
According to ISRC President General, Shepard Khoza, the bulk of the funds is currently being directed towards clearing the debt of unfunded students from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as missing middle students who struggle to register due to debt.
“The SRC has committed to raise funds for unfunded students from disadvantaged backgrounds as well as those who fall in the missing middle category who cannot afford to clear their debt. The donation received from the Motsepe Foundation is invaluable and will go a long way in alleviating the financial burden on students who cannot register because of debt.”
Khoza added that the funds will assist more than 400 students to clear their debts. The remaining money will go towards initiatives aimed at addressing Gender-Based Violence awareness campaigns, mental health challenges amongst students and women empowerment programmes.
Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe, co-founder and CEO of the Foundation, handed the cheque over during a ceremony in Sandton. Amanda Ntombela, ISRC Secretary General, received it on behalf of the ISRC.