The challenge that the project addresses
Universities and institutions of learning across the country have had to resort to online and distance learning in order to complete the current academic year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many students have had to vacate campus residences and go back home until campus activities resume. The University of the Western Cape has, in response, launched the #NoStudentLeftBehind campaign in order to raise funds to assist students in need of mobile data and devices in order to have access to online learning platforms. We have (as the Moot Society) further identified that some of the challenges that these students face are; a lack of access to mobile data in order to obtain their course resources and participate in online assessments. Many students also struggle with hunger at their homes and no longer have access to campus feeding schemes and general relief (many students rely on part-time jobs on campus in order to purchase groceries and other such supplies).
What is your project doing to respond to this challenge?
Describe the project's impact
- significantly reduce student hunger during the nationwide lockdown
- provide students with mobile data for access to online learning platforms.