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#NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

#NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

Personal message

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has devised a comprehensive plan to ensure that students complete the 2020 academic year. However, our research reveals a harsh reality - 30% of our 24,000-strong student body does not have access to devices like laptops, or even to data, while on lockdown at home. There are grave disparities amongst our students with regard to their socio-economic backgrounds.

Financial Target and Plan

  • The funding target is based on an average cost of a new baseline laptop computer with the Wifi capability estimated at R5000 per unit.  The total projected cost for devices is estimated at R75M
  • The appeal is for either a cash donation or product (Laptop or Tablet with keyboard)
  • The University has a list of students in need of the technology as identified by a survey conducted in anticipation of the lockdown early in March 2020
  • The University will receive the donations, procure, register and disseminate the devices to the students

Donations

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "

    I was once a student in need now i am happy to contribute

    " - Gayle Daniels

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    May this initiative grow from strength to strength

    " - Dudley Bester

  • Oct 26, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

    " - Nevenka Gordon

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

    " - Nevenka Gordon

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "

    I was once a student in need now i am happy to contribute

    " - Gayle Daniels

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    May this initiative grow from strength to strength

    " - Dudley Bester

  • Sep 11, 2020 - USD $ 29.83
  • "I can't imagine having no access to data so good luck with your campaign!" - Louise Parkin

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Paying it forward! Someone did the same for me in 1996 to ensure I wasn't left behind!

    " - Susan

  • Sep 01, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "

    Wishing all the young people strength and courage during this particularly difficult time. There are people who care and want the best for you.

    " - #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    May this initiative grow from strength to strength

    " - Dudley Bester

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "

    I was once a student in need now i am happy to contribute

    " - Gayle Daniels

  • Aug 28, 2020 - USD $ 58.95
  • "best wishes to the students" - Hamsa

  • Aug 24, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

    " - Nevenka Gordon

  • Aug 20, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Thanks for this campaign!" - Anonymous

  • Aug 14, 2020 - R 190.35
  • ""Times of crisis, plant a tree"" - Anon

  • Aug 09, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Any amount can be reached, only if we come together. Alumni, raise your hand!!!" - Abbey Thantsa

  • Aug 05, 2020 - R 1 057.50
  • "Phambili! Strongs!" - Anon

  • Aug 04, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "No student left behind " - Chevonne K

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 2 500.00
  • "

    Thanks for this initiative

    " - Anonymous

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Challenging all physiotherapists to donate R500

    " - Jose Frantz

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 131.00
  • "This is a great initiative for students who are often forgotten" - Anon

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "

    I was once a student in need now i am happy to contribute

    " - Gayle Daniels

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    May this initiative grow from strength to strength

    " - Dudley Bester

  • Jul 28, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

    " - Nevenka Gordon

  • Jul 27, 2020 - USD $ 573.38
  • "Education should be available to everyone! I hope this helps a little.. " - Alicia von Rosenberg

  • Jul 25, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Education is key. Blessings to all students " - Anonymous

  • Jul 25, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Our UWC students need support" - Edna & Andre Hamel

  • Jul 25, 2020 - R 225.00
  • "You cant change where you come from but you can change where you going " - Khulekani

  • Jul 23, 2020 - USD $ 61.09
  • "I miss seeing our students, encouraging and assisting them - hopefully a laptop can promote learning" - LibrariansLoveLearning

  • Jul 23, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "People have helped me to reach where I am.Let me share the little I have with others " - Joseph Mutenga

  • Jul 23, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Every little bit helps..." - Tertius

  • Jul 21, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Everybody must get an equal opportunity " - Fatima Salie

  • Jul 21, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

    " - Fellow student

  • Jul 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Great initiative. Lets support each other" - Nthabiseng

  • Jul 03, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Paying it forward! Someone did the same for me in 1996 to ensure I wasn't left behind!

    " - Susan

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Challenging all physiotherapists to donate R500

    " - Jose Frantz

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 2 500.00
  • "

    Thanks for this initiative

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 131.00
  • "This is a great initiative for students who are often forgotten" - Anon

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "

    I was once a student in need now i am happy to contribute

    " - Gayle Daniels

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    May this initiative grow from strength to strength

    " - Dudley Bester

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "

    none

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

    " - Nevenka Gordon

  • Jun 11, 2020 - USD $ 60.38
  • "

    Toa Tama !Khams Ge

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 08, 2020 - USD $ 380.00
  • "We Shall Overcome " - UWC Alumni (UK)

  • Jun 05, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Paying it forward! Someone did the same for me in 1996 to ensure I wasn't left behind!

    " - Susan

  • May 29, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "

    I was once a student in need now i am happy to contribute

    " - Gayle Daniels

  • May 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    May this initiative grow from strength to strength

    " - Dudley Bester

  • May 29, 2020 - R 131.00
  • "This is a great initiative for students who are often forgotten" - Anon

  • May 29, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Challenging all physiotherapists to donate R500

    " - Jose Frantz

  • May 29, 2020 - R 2 500.00
  • "

    Thanks for this initiative

    " - Anonymous

  • May 29, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Just a small contribution to an important cause.

    " - Jocelyn

  • May 28, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    No message

    " - 8429094

  • May 28, 2020 - R 3 018.75
  • "All the best!" - Laura

  • May 27, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "God Bless" - Rory Townsend

  • May 27, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "#NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind" - Jesi Townsend

  • May 26, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

    " - Nevenka Gordon

  • May 26, 2020 - R 6 412.00
  • "

    Proud UWC ALUMNI!

    " - MIMB

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 300.00
  • "Education is key to success" - Mariam Sammons

  • May 23, 2020 - USD $ 300.00
  • "Education is the most powerful tool which can be used to change the world" - Cudore

  • May 22, 2020 - USD $ 391.70
  • "Education is the key to your future." - Freddie and Leonie Cloete

  • May 20, 2020 - R 2 500.00
  • "

    From Hope to Action...

    " - Patricia Lawrence

  • May 19, 2020 - USD $ 81.68
  • "Respice Prospice ..learning from the past ..forging new ground " - Neal Dreyer

  • May 15, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Education first. In honour of the UWC contributions to our nation. Proudly South African" - Michael Reddy

  • May 15, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "I memory of our dad....Paying it forward IM" - IM

  • May 13, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "all the best!" - Reneesha

  • May 12, 2020 - R 7 522.17
  • "In Memory of Prof Per Lind " - Subsolar Energy

  • May 09, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Your contribution will make a difference" - Anthea Rhoda

  • May 07, 2020 - R 3 150.00
  • "All the best in this fundraising drive" - Anonymous

  • May 05, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    No message

    " - 8429094

  • May 05, 2020 - R 5 250.00
  • "Education is the key" - Louis & Maria

  • May 05, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "

    Wishing you the best of luck in achieving the target.

    " - Archbishop Thabo Makgoba Development Trust

  • May 04, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    "Nothing can make our life,or the lives of other people ,more beautiful that perpetual kindness" Leo Tolstoy.

    " - Berri Adriaans

  • May 04, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Good luck, UWC students

    " - Maureenjean Williams

  • May 03, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Make the most of your education! " - Anonymous

  • May 03, 2020 - USD $ 5.53
  • "Keep the flame burning! Proudly UWC... " - Jolene

  • May 02, 2020 - R 735.00
  • "Pray that the student beneficiaries use their education to change the world " - Dr Angelo Joseph

  • May 01, 2020 - USD $ 27.66
  • "We support you from the USA!" - Jana

  • May 01, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Support our UWC ! Aluta Continua! " - Anonymous

  • May 01, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "UWC has been good to me. So let's give back " - Anonymous

  • May 01, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Stay strong and keep learning" - Kyle Seakgwa

  • Apr 30, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Invest in the future." - LMM

  • Apr 30, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest" - Anonymous

  • Apr 30, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Blessings to our students

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 30, 2020 - R 10 000.00
  • "

    UWC laid solid foundations for us. Its time to give others a fighting chance. We challenge other law firms with partners who are UWC Alumni to donate generously

    " - TNK Attorneys

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Patience and faith" - Radhe

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 131.00
  • "This is a great initiative for students who are often forgotten" - Anon

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "

    I was once a student in need now i am happy to contribute

    " - Gayle Daniels

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    May this initiative grow from strength to strength

    " - Dudley Bester

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Goodluck" - Yusuf

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Challenging all physiotherapists to donate R500

    " - Jose Frantz

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 2 500.00
  • "

    Thanks for this initiative

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Good luck everyone." - Michael Rowe

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    Always happy to help UWC

    " - Bunce

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Consider sponsorship of devices through initiatives like Mara smartphones (endorsed by UN) and Connex (free student software license included)

    " - DL Wilcox

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 5 250.00
  • "...Small seed..." - DM Flanagan

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Knowledge is power

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

    " - Rhonda

  • Apr 28, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "

    Thank you for this initiative

    " - Jocelyn Collins

  • Apr 27, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Long live the unselfish spirit of Udubs" - Merv just Merv

  • Apr 25, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Never give up! " - Susan

  • Apr 24, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "For a prosperous future of South Africa and her people. " - Kwazikwakhe Majola

  • Apr 24, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

    " - Nevenka Gordon

  • Apr 24, 2020 - R 262.00
  • "

    A small seed for a great iniative. Continue to lead the way, UDUBS!!!

    " - Alumni2017

  • Apr 24, 2020 - R 1 012.50
  • "

    Many thanks to UWC for this initiative.

    " - Iona Gilburt

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Excellent investment in our future" - Anonymous

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "eendracht maakt macht" - B Davey

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    Small contribution to be part of a greater cause!

    " - Alfred Nqotole

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 400.00
  • "May God bless South Africa and protect her people (President Cyril Ramaphosa). #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind" - Dr G Filies, Dr S Swartz-Filies, Arian & Gemma

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 62.00
  • "

    With men this is impossible but with God all things are possible- we will overcome Covid-19! #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

    " - Nicola

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    UWC is home away from home.

    " - EAP

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    UWC students keep striding forward

    " - Eugene

  • Apr 22, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "May Allah SWT make it easy for everyone IA :)" - Anonymous

  • Apr 22, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    # Stay Strong # Be Good # Do Good # Give Goods :)

    " - Anonymous :)

  • Apr 22, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    a small contribution towards a great initiative

    " - Abby

  • Apr 22, 2020 - R 10 012.00
  • "

    No student left behind

    " - Anna Strebel

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 1 200.00
  • "To my fellow students who deserve the same access to education that I have." - 3rd year physio student

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 551.25
  • "#NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind" - Raihaan Sterras

  • Apr 21, 2020 - USD $ 106.74
  • "We hope this goes a small way to help provide for a student during this difficult time." - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2020 - USD $ 10.67
  • "

    From hope to action, through knowledge . . .

    " - Ericka Evans

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Very good initiative" - JJ

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Every person has the right to education no matter status or background " - Honest Student

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 5 250.00
  • "

    It's such an honour to be able to give back in some way. Good luck!

    " - Dr Craig Peck

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Education is key" - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Success!!

    " - Brandy Whittle

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "leave no student behind!" - Janine Rauch

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Stay Safe" - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Achieving your goals is your focus always. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Focus on your studies. That’s your key to success " - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Continue to believe in your dreams as we strive for a better world together." - Hilda Wilson

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 5 250.00
  • "Great initiative, we have to support our students! " - Fatima Abrahams

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "

    Stay Safe & take care of yourselves

    " - Kauthar

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Thank you

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "All the best" - Anonymous

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "

    All the best

    " - Christian

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    This is the least I could do given what UWC has done for me.

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2020 - USD $ 53.33
  • "Fare for fair" - Anonest

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 131.25
  • "This is a great initiative for students who are often forgotten" - Anon

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Goodluck" - Yusuf

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "We are living in uncertain times and we pledge that #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind" - #AspireToBe

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "This too shall pass. Hang in there!" - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    In honour of Professor Brian O’Connell

    " - Professor Siona O’Connell

  • Apr 20, 2020 - USD $ 10.67
  • "

    Education for all.

    " - Nomfundo Tiny Nondalana

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "We here for each other " - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 20.00
  • "We can do this️" - Makhudu

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "All the best " - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 30.00
  • "Together at home " - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 52.50
  • ""Proudly UWC"" - Anonymous

  • Apr 20, 2020 - USD $ 213.33
  • "Spread knowledge and understanding not the virus." - Anon

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "spread the knowledge not the virus" - anon

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    My small contribution, but every small amount helps

    " - Eldon van Boom

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 2 500.00
  • "

    Alumni94

    " - M. Bennett 991058

  • Apr 19, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "

    All the best.

    " - Derek Yu

  • Apr 18, 2020 - USD $ 16.00
  • "

    Supporting a stronger future

    " - Christalene A.

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Awesome campaing. Let us all hold hands to help our students and our alma mater

    " - Malala Ndlazi

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "

    Help and spread love always. Xx

    " - RT

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Educating a child will drive poverty away for the entire family

    " - Thandi Tsintsing

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    Together we can change the world

    " - Nwabisa Malongweni

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "

    #NoStudentWillBeLeftBehind

    " - Shana Graham

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "

    Every little bit counts, and every one's little adds up to something big. No student left behind.

    " - Ilse Meyer

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "

    All of the best with this campaign!!!

    " - Deidre Jooste

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Keep the faith everyone" - Aninomazi

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Thank you for feeding our hungry students.

    " - Charlyn Dyers

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    I would love to challenge all Colleagues in the CHS Faculty to match or better this contribution.

    " - Juliana Willemse

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 5 250.00
  • "

    The varsity provided a life for me. The least I can do is give back.

    " - Reyaad Parker

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "

    This is a very essential initiative to support students that I am proud to be a part of.

    " - Sthabile Kolwa

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    We will get through this.

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 17, 2020 - USD $ 53.80
  • "

    Solidarity and UWC love.

    " - Edyth Parker

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Proudly UWC. Together we can be the change we want to see" - Stafford Bomester

  • Apr 17, 2020 - USD $ 5.38
  • "

    Every rand contributes to the growth of our people of this country

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    We are together in this fight

    " - Themba

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    UWC no student left behind

    " - Jonathan and Olga Lawack

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    No student should be left behind

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "

    I wish you all the luck in this drive, this is a great platform to help

    " - Musa M. Mavundla

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    Good luck to all the students.

    " - Sanele

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    All the best!

    " - Louise De Koker

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "

    Respice Prospice

    " - Figaro

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "

    I was once a student in need now i am happy to contribute

    " - Gayle Daniels

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "

    Abundant blessings upon this endeavour and thank you to all for this initiative

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "

    Stronger Together

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "

    May this initiative grow from strength to strength

    " - Dudley Bester

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "

    No student left behind

    " - Esther Cupido

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Challenging all physiotherapists to donate R500

    " - Jose Frantz

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "

    Education is important

    " - Grant Rushin

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Challenging all my friends, colleagues to match or beat." - Gasant Abarder

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 262.50
  • "

    A small contribution to a better tomorrow for someone

    " - Class of 1980

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Together in adversity!

    " - Alumni 2006

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Let us take hands and make this work." - #Classof73

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I want to lend a hand. " - A gentleman trying to help

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "

    All the best with this wonderful initiative

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    A small contribution towards supporting our students

    " - Nita Lawton-Misra

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Donation for students

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Brilliant initiative

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 5 012.00
  • "

    UWC no student to be left behind

    " - Prof Vivienne Lawack

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 2 500.00
  • "

    Thanks for this initiative

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I think this is a brilliant initiative. Please do share this donation drive with the entire UWC Alumni network. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 15, 2020 - USD $ 54.75
  • "

    Pro spice respice

    " - Deon Foster

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "

    Excellent initiative. Proudly UWC

    " - V J WIlson

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Donations to date

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Fundraising target

R 20 000 000.00
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