Defence Kits for Nelson Mandela University first years
- By: PLAN M CARES
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/mbasakazi-figlan
P.L.A.N M CARES is a support group trying to raise funds to equip Nelson Mandela University first-year students (Port Elizabeth) with a Defence Kit that will help them protect and defend themselves in case an attack may occur. These Defence Kits will include a rape whistle (sponsored by Memeza), a pepper spray and emergency card with emergency numbers.
As Black Femme bodied students, we are vulnerable to physical attacks such as robberies, rape, beatings, etc. Due to the fact that we study on campus at odd hours and most of the students who don’t live on campus take public transport home, it has come to our attention that there has been a recent hike on gender-based violence and crime in general. We are crowding to get donations to buy pepper sprays that will be included in the Defence Kits that we will hand out to first-year students.
Our campaign will have a big impact on the varsity as these kits will help students defend themselves in this tragic climate in our country. This will inevitably regulate and reduce crime and gender-based violence issues in the varsity.
Each pepper spray will cost R85.00 per unit.
*As per the request of the campaign creator, funds raised will be paid to the supplier directly for the defence kits.*
- Oct 25, 2019 - R 1 028.20
- "Good luck with this great and important initiative" - Vezi Msibi
The #IWillNotBeNext movement aims to protect female students in Universities across South Africa.
Funds raised will be used to purchase and distribute units of pepper spray to women at the Universities who need to be protected from harm
A situation of danger could present itself at any time, and we find it necessary to do our part in making sure that every woman is prepared to defend themselves in a country that cannot protect us.
* Funds raised by this campaign will be transferred directly to the pepper spray supplier.