R250 000 shot in the arm for Ubuntu Centre


The Ubuntu Centre in Zwide, Port Elizabeth last week received a substantial R250 000 donation from Mutual & Federal and a visit from 37 Canadian MBA students from McGill University who want to raise funds for the centre.

Student group organiser Melanie Walsh said they decided to partner with Ubuntu after reading about it on the internet. "We want students to understand, learn and have in-depth experience of working with non-profit organisations. However, we do not want to make a difference; we want to be a difference," she said. Walsh said the students aimed to raise funds for the centre by making videos that will be posted on the internet urging people "from across the world to donate". She said the group had raised R25 000 to date and hoped to double that amount by the time the project ended next month.

Read full article: The Herald (South Africa), February 27, 2012