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168 rural youngsters qualify in Community Development

The MEC for the Eastern Cape Department of Social Development (DSD), Nancy Sihlwayi and Rhodes University hosted an emotional graduation ceremony for over 168 young people who completed a three-year National Youth Service skills programme in level 4 Community Development on 30 November 2017 at Rhodes University.

An overview of RUCE volunteerism in 2017

It has been an exciting year for both the Student Volunteer Programme and the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Residence Programme. We saw a big growth in numbers for the Student Volunteer Programme, which saw the introduction of 7 new partners.

Intsomi Vanguards: Parents for literacy development

Phumezo Dukashe, Nomthandazo Mgqobele and Luleka Mhleli are three of seven parents who have become literacy development vanguards in their communities. They, at this year’s Rhodes University Community Engagement Awards received certificates of recognition for their tireless efforts.

Nine Tenths 2017 round-up & a call for 2018 student mentors

Nine Tenths is a mentoring programme geared towards equipping matric students in selected local schools to cope with their final year of school and to pass to their full potential. Pupils are given one-on-one attention from a Rhodes University student through nine guided and structured contact sessions.

Phumezo Dukashe

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Luleka Mhleli

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Thandi Mgqobhele

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