UKZN’s Medical Campus Representative Council (MCRC) has launched a campaign to raise funds for students with historical debt to enable them to register this year.
‘Our main aim is to raise funds to help clear the debt of those students who are faced with financial exclusion,’ said MCRC Student Support Services Officer and co-head of the campaign task team, Ms Xoliswa Njapha.
‘Up to now the MCRC has ensured no Medical student was excluded because of a lack of finances thanks to assistance from stakeholders within the College of Health Sciences. Unfortunately, this year those stakeholders have been unable to assist due to financial constraints. This prompted the MCRC to launch a fundraising campaign with the theme: #IMadeADoctor,’ said Njapha.
The UKZN Foundation supported the campaign listing it a “just cause” and has placed it under a soon-to-be-launched bigger student fundraising campaign.’
‘Thus far the campaign has made headway with up to R800 000 raised. The outstanding debt remains at around R9 million, thus our call for more donations to assist more learners, pleaded Mr Thanduxolo Dube who is co-head of this campaign task team and a student at UKZN Medical School.
Anyone wanting to donate towards the cause can use the UKZN Foundation’s secure online platform: https://ukzn.devman.co.za/devman/online/giving/, and select under the cause’ section: Campaign I Made a Doctor. Donors will receive an acknowledgement letter and a Section 18A tax certificate.
Words and photograph: Lihle Sosibo