SHOWING INITIATIVE: Project W's Jamie Mighti stands with a flyer with information about the win-a-car initiative at the Project W office.

SHOWING INITIATIVE: Project W’s Jamie Mighti stands with a flyer with information about the win-a-car initiative at the Project W office. Photo: Reuven Blignault

Project W will be raffling off a new car to raise over R500 000 funds for students who owe outstanding fees, a move reminiscent of the SRC’s #1million1month campaign at the beginning of the year.

Project W aims to raise the funds for over 1 000 students with unsettled fees with the raffle to be held Friday, August 21. Entrants stand the chance to drive away in a brand new 2015 Volkswagen UP valued at R120 000 donated by a dealership.

The plan to raise these funds has been in the pipeline for the past two years according to Project W’s Jamie Mighti.

“The biggest challenge facing all students is money … All year long the university sends you emails reminding you that you owe them,” said Mighti.

“It’s a struggle to get through university for the average student, but to have this massive financial burden is often the back breaking burden,” said Mighti. “We want to solve the problem of outstanding fees owed at the end of the year, especially for brilliant students who face the prospects of their dreams dying merely for the lack of money.”

To take advantage of the benefits of the campaign, a student needs to approach Project W with evidence that they are under a financial burden, as well as a good academic record.

The three-week long campaign will end with the car raffle draw on the August 21 on the Library lawns at 1:15pm where the winner will drive away with the car.