Project W to “make Wits better”

A group of students have come together to “make Wits better”. Project W was formed by a diverse group of students from various degrees, clubs and societies.

The group has come together under the motto “make Wits better” in an attempt to change the way students  experience Wits.

The group is starting with a food drive, called “Give-A-Can” running until the month of September.

Tapiwa Gozhore, 3rd year BA told Wits Vuvuzela , that Project W was about showing that students care about one another.

“It’s high time we have people connecting with the students, “he said.

Ethan Genende Donates a can of beans in the Project W donation Bin outside the matrix.

Ethan Genende Donates a can of beans in the Project W donation Bin outside the matrix.

For students by students

Gozhore also raised a concern, that the SRC, that should be representing the students, was overly concerned with politics rather than the well-being of students on campus.

It is for this reason that Project W is running the “Give-a-Can” initiative to help less fortunate students, who do not have the means to feed themselves.

“There are a lot of students on campus that do not have food, and it is difficult to concentrate on an empty stomach,” said Gozhore.

Project W will be working hand in hand with the Wits Volunteer programme and the Dean of Students’ assistance program.

The food collected will be distributed through the Wits Volunteer programme.

Making Wits better is an ongoing initiative for Project W. While they are starting with a food drive, they plan to have many more on-campus initiatives in the future.

Project W also a  launched a signature campaign, collecting signatures from students and encouraging them to come forward and raise their concerns at the town hall called by the wits university administration yesterday.

Ethan Genende, 4th year BComm Law, presented the petition with three thousand signatures to Prof Adam Habib. Habib said that he was happy to have them.

Students are encouraged to take part in the “Give-a-Can” campaign, by donating food at various collection points.

The collection points for the food drive are outisde the gaming room in the matrix and at the medical campus cafeteria.

In the weeks to follow, there will also be collection points at OLS on East Campus, FNB Building on West Campus and at the Business School and education campuses.