Phahama UP Alumni is a registered University of Pretoria (UP) alumni club that mobilises professionals into corporate social investment (CSI), business and professional networking, and investment ventures.
A 2018 food security survey indicated that 41% of UP students face food insecurity. Severe food insecurity contributes to high attrition rates at universities. Food insecurity is a psychological stressor that can affect student completion rates and other behaviours. Without proper nutrition, students are not able to study effectively.
In August 2021, the club launched the Phahama Feed-a-Student Programme to help alleviate food insecurity among UP students on campus, with the intention of positively impacting their academic performance and overall campus experience.
The Phahama Feed-a-Student initiative is being carried out in partnership with the Alumni Relations Office, and supports the Student Nutrition and Progress Programme (SNAPP) championed by UP’s Department of Student Affairs. SNAPP statistics for August to October 2021 show that of the 169 students in the programme in the second semester.
We encourage UP alumni to commit to helping to alleviate food insecurity among students on campus.
Alumni can contribute in four ways:
1. Make a minimum monthly contribution of R50.
2. Adopt a student in the Student Nutrition and Progress Programme
3. Non-perishable foodstuffs and toiletries can be dropped off at the Student Affairs
Building (Room 1-14) on Hatfield campus. For more information, Please contact Bhaviksha Ramouthar at [email protected]
4. Corporate donations are received via EFT. Please view banking details and instructions below
Remember that your contribution qualifies you for a Section 18A tax certificate.
You can also contribute to the programme through a direct deposit:
Account name: University of Pretoria
Account number: 2140000038
Bank name: ABSA
Branch code: 335545
NB Email your proof of payment to Bhaviksha Ramouthar at [email protected]
If you are making a Corporate donation please specify your company details when you send the proof of payment.
For more enquiries, please contact Vuyo Ntloko at [email protected]
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