Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” 
Mark Twain

Community Engagement Portfolio

SPCA Donation Wars

The SPCA Donation Wars is a competition carried out among Onderstepoort's classes: the second, third, fourth and fifth year vet student classes as well as among the first year vet nurse student classes.

 

The aim of the donation wars is to determine which class could raise the most points by donating various items such as blankets, food, shampoos etc. These items are then donated to the Tshwane SPCA. The class that raises the most points is rewarded with prizes! 

The RED MY LIPS Campaign

Usually in April, IVSA SA hosts the RED MY LIPS campaign. This campaign was all about supporting those, especially women and children, who have suffered from abuse. The message that we wanted to send out is that rape and abuse is, under NO circumstances, the victims fault and that NO MEANS NO! 

Onderstepoort campus showed its support by donating items such as canned foods and clothes to a shelter doing wonderful work. Onderstepoort showed their support by wearing red lipstick. 

The RED MY LIPS campaign helped to raise awareness and it also made a huge difference in some lives!

Onderstepoort Primary Tutoring

IVSA SA has teamed up with Onderstepoort's House Committee (HC) to bring forth the Onderstepoort Primary Tutoring Project. Onderstepoort Primary is a local primary school situated a few kilometers away from our campus. Throughout the year, students spend some time at the primary school to help teach the children, lend a helping hand to the staff as well as to give them some lunch prepared by Onderstepoort students.