- Zandisiwe is a student at the University of Fort Hare
- She noticed that some fellow students missed classes because they didn't have food
- She fundraises and buys food for them on an ongoing basis
A third year Nursing student is helping to feed some of her fellow students after realising they often missed classes because of hunger.
Briefly.co.za gathered that 27-year-old Zandisiwe Mapete, who studies at the University of Fort Hare (UFH), started fundraising to buy food last year.
She managed to buy enough food to help almost 100 UFH and Walter Sisulu University students for a month.
The food includes mealie meal, tin fish, eggs, soup, baked beans and cooking oil.
Speaking to Saturday Dispatch, Zandisiwe said she first noticed the problem when five of her classmates missed school one day.
When she inquired with her friends, she realised it's because they didn't have food.
The kind student explained:
We used money from our own pockets to buy them food. However, I realised the problem was bigger than just five students.
Through a Facebook post, Zandisiwe later asked students in need of food to contact her. A total of 87 did. After a fundraising drive, she distributed the food this past weekend.
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