Over 50 graduates join #ThusaNgwanaGeno fees campaign
The campaign by John Molepo aims to raise funds for disadvantaged prospective university students.
JOHANNESBURG – Community activist John Molepo says more than 50 graduates have joined him this weekend in his #ThusaNgwanaGeno campaign to raise registration fee for disadvantaged students.
Molepo started the campaign amid uncertainty on university tuition fees next year.
He says he’s looking forward to raise money to pay for registration fees of at least 50 students in various institutions across the country in the 2018 academic year.
On Saturday morning Molepo led a group of graduates to several traffic lights in Pretoria to ask for donations from motorists.
“Most of them have their own personal experiences of not having money to go to university, so they saw it as a need to come and join so we can raise more funds for prospective students to go to university.”
One of the law graduates Queen Mathe who is participating in the initiative says tuition fees should not be a barrier to education.
“We as the youth of South Africa had to come to a point where we stop competing with each other and came up with solutions. This is one of the solutions we came up with; fees should never be a barrier for entry into university.”
(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)