The department’s MEC, Mamiki Qabathe, says she was touched by the selflessness of these students who volunteered to help victims of Jagersfontein in times of need. She says most of the work done by these students included cleaning houses that were not damaged beyond repair.
“I was humble. Mainly because it wasn’t our request for them to go, it was their own initiative. To see young people who are still considerate, who still feel that we can play a positive role in helping others.
She calls on young people to reach out to their peers who have been affected by this tragedy because they need clothes that will fit them. She says most of the elderly and children have been privileged to get help with needs that go beyond food supplies, and that the gap felt by the Jagersfontein community has been bridged by UFS students.
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OFM News previously reported that students from the University of the Free State (UFS) will visit Jagersfontein for the second time on Friday, October 14, 2022. They say they will use their hands to make a difference while calling on the public to help with other resources.
OFM News/Mpho Mohapi and Victoria Nkosi