Members of Rhodes University will be aware that Ms Lelona Thembakazi Fufu was murdered while hitching from Port Elizabeth to Grahamstown for her graduation on Thursday 12 April this year. Ms Fufu had come through the Science Foundation Programme to complete a BSc in mathematics and mathematical statistics and in 2011, a joint Honours in mathematics and mathematical statistics. The University has decided that a memorial prize in her name would be an appropriate way to remember her and what she brought to the life of the University and her residence.
The Lelona Thembakazi Fufu Memorial Prize will be awarded annually at Graduation to a student graduating in science with a BSc or BSc (Hons) who has overcome educational hardships to achieve very good results. Preference will be given for a student who has come through the Foundation Programme and who has majored in the mathematical or statistical sciences. Where there are suitable recipients at both BSc and BSc (Hons) levels, two awards may be made.
Monday 21 May? 2012
As part of the International Week at Rhodes University, we encourage you to like and make a comment on the “Do One Thing For Diversity & Inclusion” Facebook page on Monday 21 May, which is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development at: http://www.facebook.com/DoOneThingforDiversityandInclusion/info
The 2012 campaign aims:
1. To raise awareness worldwide about the importance of intercultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion.
2. To build a world community of individuals committed to support diversity with real and every day-life gestures.
3. To combat polarization and stereotypes to improve understanding and cooperation among people from different cultures.