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Social Impact Symposium Impact Symposium<p>​Annual Social Impact Symposium. Details to follow.</p>2018-09-12T06:00:00Z2018-09-12T14:00:00ZTBC
Social Impact Orientation Session Impact Orientation Session<span lang="EN-US">The Division for Social Impact invites all new and existing academic and professional administrative support service staff to a Social Impact orientation session. <br><br></span><p><span lang="EN-US">Stellenbosch University commits to sharing its knowledge and expertise to address provincial, national</span><span lang="EN-US"> and international development goals in order to contribute meaningfully towards positive, systemic social impact.</span><span lang="EN-US"> </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">The purpose of the event is to introduce participants to Social Impact as a strategic priority of SU as explained in the Social Impact Strategic Plan 2017-2022; to provide an orientation to the concepts and practices of engaged scholarship and engaged citizenship; and highlight the support offered by the Division for Social Impact. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">By the end of the orientation session participants will have a clear understanding of the university’s vision in terms of enhancing societal impact and how the Division for Social Impact plays an enabling role in supporting staff and students in fulfilling this vision. </span></p><p><span lang="EN-US">Participants will also have an opportunity to meet other colleagues involved in social Impact initiatives which will provide an opportunity for collective learning and collaboration.</span></p><p><span lang="EN-US"><strong>Date: </strong>4 April 2018<br> <strong>Time:</strong> 08:30-13:00<br> <strong>Venue:</strong> </span><span lang="EN-US">Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management</span></p><p><br>Please <strong>RSVP</strong> by 23 March 2018 to Howard Gordon – <a href=""></a><br></p>2018-04-04T06:00:00Z2018-04-04T12:00:00ZAfrica Centre for HIV/AIDS Management
Welcoming week: Social Impact Morning week: Social Impact Morning<p>​​<strong>Maties Make an Impact during Welcoming Week</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Around five thousand newcomers are welcomed at Stellenbosch University (SU) every year.  The annual tradition of exposing these newcomers to a well-rounded student life kicks off during welcoming week.  A social impact morning is part of the welcoming programme and provides an opportunity for SU to expose newcomers to out of classroom learning experiences in community contexts.  This year, along with the residences and PSO's, student societies and clusters will also be participating. Although some of the activities are once-off outreach endeavours, others will follow through by spending up to 20 weeks volunteering at the respective organisations in the communities in and around Stellenbosch and Tygerberg.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On <strong>01 February 2018</strong>, from 09:00 to 12:00, some of the students from residences will be moving off campus to support various initiatives in local communities.  These residences include such as Huis ten Bosch who will be supporting Ark Educare Centre where newcomers will interact with learners through different activities. Other residences stay on campus and take initiative in making sandwiches and collecting stationery. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Even though the Medicine and Health Sciences Campus at Tygerberg has already started with their academic programme, they are also involved in various social impact initiatives. Since Tygerberg is the Medicine and Health Sciences campus, Osler a private student organisation (PSO), is focusing their efforts on improving the environment within Tygerberg hospital.  At the same time, the Hippokrates residence acknowledges the importance of education and will be visiting a primary school. Activities include; a bridge clean-up, the creation of a campus vegetable garden and a visit to the old age home.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The aim of the social impact morning is to introduce new students to community development initiatives and to build on the culture of enhancing social impact at SU. Through these initiatives, students have an opportunity to contribute in a broad sense to the SU Social Impact themes namely: Education for All; Employment & Inclusive Economic Development; Environment & Sustainability; Food Security & Health; Resources & Infrastructure; Safety, Security & Good Governance; and Social & Gender Justice. There are initiatives which run all year long that are always in need of more volunteers. The events of February 1<sup>st</sup> will hopefully inspire many more Maties to get involved and make a difference.</p><p>For more information, contact Michelle Pietersen at the Stellenbosch Campus: 021 808 3643 and Avril Whate at the Medicine and Health Sciences Campus: 021 938 9310</p><p><strong>Programme:</strong></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Stellenbosch Campus</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:25%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:25%;"><strong> </strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Residence/Ward</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Community Partner</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Activity</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Sustainable Development Goal/s Addressed</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Aurora</strong></p><p> </p><p>Carlisle Nel</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Damion Boer</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p>Stellenbosch Municipality </p><p>Disaster Unit</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Students will be contributing by making sandwiches and donating canned food, which will be collected by the Disaster Unit.</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Huis ten Bosch & Serruria</strong></p><p> </p><p>Stefanie Kotze</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Nicoline Moelich</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">ARK Educare Centre </td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Huis ten Bosch and Serruria are planning on having a fun day where they will be entertaining the children of Ark Educare Centre. The Ark will be coming to Huis ten Bosch's garden where the newcomers will interact with them through different activities. They would like to create awareness of the impact they can have in people's lives just by being present and interacting with them. Huis ten Bosch's garden is closed off with a gate thus it is a safe environment for the children.</p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Goldfields</strong></p><p> </p><p>Boipelo Ndwandwe</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">St Idas Primary</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">We aim to teach engagement with children and show the newcomers that there is more to Stellenbosch than the university. Students will be participating in a fun day with various games and activities.</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Heemstede & Wilgenhof</strong></p><p> </p><p>Mieke van Schoor</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Heinrich Portwig</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">SPCA and Weber Gedenk PS</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>We will be walking, washing and feeding the dogs as well as painting at the SPCA.</p><p> </p><p>We will be entertaining the children from Weber Gedenk Primary School with fun activities (three leg races, etc.). We will be providing them with sandwiches. The children and the students will be mixed together and divided into teams to foster fun and interaction.</p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Environment & Sustainability</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Lydia & Eendrag</strong></p><p> </p><p>Nicoleen Fouche</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Tristan Lewis</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Rietenbosch Primary School</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">The aim of the morning is to have fun and create a comfortable environment between the students and the learners of Rietenbosch for future interactions. Furthermore, the aim of the morning is to show the newcomers that SU is about so much more than just studying.</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Huis Marias & Venustia</strong></p><p> </p><p>Ryan Lang</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Miré Swardt</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Stellenbosch Night Shelter</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Venustia and Huis Marais will be partnering up with Stellenbosch Night Shelter. An informative educational session from the manager of the night shelter will be given to first year students.</p><p>The first years will:</p><p>- Learn more about the Stellenbosch Night Shelter and what it does</p><p>- How they can get involved at the Stellenbosch Night Shelter</p><p>- It will also be a great bonding experience and encourage them to get more involved in community projects.</p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p><p> </p><p>Employment & Inclusive Economic Development</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Nerina</strong></p><p> </p><p>Georgina Barker</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p>Azaleahof & Jan Marias Park</p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Students will be engaging with children from Cloetesville as well as reaching out to the elderly (Azaleahof), and doing a park clean-up, gardening, building structures to keep plants safe and recycling (Jan Marais Park).</p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p><p> </p><p>Environment & Sustainability</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Olympus</strong></p><p> </p><p>Meagan Turley</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Feeding in Action</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Activities will be done at the HK house such as making sandwiches and cards. Speakers will present talks throughout the morning and some TED Talks will be projected as well. Some of the residents will also be going to A.F. Louw Primary School to do some team-building activities.</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Dagbreek & Erica</strong></p><p> </p><p>Aubrey Muller</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Fikile Tjiane</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">The ARK Christian School</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Newcomers from Dagbreek and Erica will be divided into groups. Some students will be traveling to the ARK Christian School where they will be interacting with pupils through various activities. The remainder of the students will be participating in community projects such as cleaning the Eersterivier, painting a nearby park, and making sandwiches and cake. </p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p><p> </p><p>Environment & Sustainability</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Libertas</strong></p><p> </p><p>Pieter Fourie</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Animal Welfare Centre</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Libertas plans on bringing the newcomers to assist in walking some of the dogs, and to support in whatever way we can. There will be a semi-treasure hunt set up for the dogs and their walkers along a prescribed route with treats at each station.</p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Environment & Sustainability</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Monica, Oude Molen & Harmonie</strong></p><p> </p><p>Tenielle Jonkers</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Gerald Esau</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Anthony van Oosten</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Vuyokazi Hlwatika</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">St Idas Primary</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Students will be participating in two activities. The first activity we be at St Idas Primary School, with painting and fun activities with the learners.</p><p>The second activity will be the WonderPlant initiative, with the planting of WonderPlants purchased from the organisation in the Monica garden. After a few hours of gardening, this group will be join in the first activity at St Idas Primary School.</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p><p> </p><p>Environment & Sustainability</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Minerva & Majuba</strong></p><p> </p><p>Suzaan Hobson</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Niel de Kock</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Hannah Foundation</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">We are going to bring 80 children from the Hannah Foundation in Cloetesville to the J.S Marais park to play with the students from Minerva and Majuba. It is simply a fun day filled with engagement, games and intentional interaction.</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p><p> </p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Huis Visser & ISA</strong></p><p> </p><p>Thamu Mnyulwa </p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Esmarie Peters</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">e</span><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">SANCCOB</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>ISA Dameskoshuis has had a good relationship with SANCCOB and raises funds each year to donate to this organization. The aim of this initiative is to create awareness, raise funds and to educate our residences in terms of our environment. Students will be enjoying an educational talk by a SANCCOB speaker.</p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Environment & Sustainability</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Pieke & Silene</strong></p><p> </p><p>Gareth Williams</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Michelle Franken</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Scarlett Economou</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Child Welfare</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>We plan to engage with the children by playing different sports, having activities such as ball games, jump rope and other general outdoor activities. Some students will also prepare snacks while the rest will engage with the children. We also plan to donate hygiene products and stationery to the institution. </p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Education for All</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Pieke & Nemesia</strong></p><p> </p><p>Gareth Williams</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Charisma Mdunyelwa</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Franco</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>The partners will be volunteering at Franco which is a program based in Franschhoek. The project aims to assist the township community there by providing skills, education and spaces where the challenges faced by the community can be assessed and addressed.</p><p> </p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p>Employment & Inclusive Economic Development</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Simonsberg & Huis Visser</strong></p><p> </p><p>Gerrie Smit</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Thamu Mnyulwa</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Animal Welfare / Hospice</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Simonsberg and Huis Visser have teamed up to participate in three community projects together. Firstly, students will being doing a clean-up at the Hospice. Secondly, students will assist the Animal Welfare in cleaning up kennels. Lastly, students will be collecting food, bedding and stationery for donation. </td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Resources & Infrastructure</p><p> </p><p>Environment & Sustainability</p><p> </p><p>Education for All</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Wimbledon Cluster</strong></p><p> </p><p>Aristea</p><p>Carla Jonck</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Sonop</p><p>Akhona Xoyeti</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Helshoogte</p><p>Ryan Barnard</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Irene</p><p>Jessica Broad</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p><strong>Vesta </strong></p><p>Emile de Beer</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p>The KK Project (Kayamandi & Klapmuts)</p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>The Wimbledon Cluster will be focusing on food security, health and education. We will have two activities.</p><p> </p><p>Activity 1: This group will be having a sandwich drive and then perform plays afterwards.</p><p> </p><p>Activity 2: Students will be entertaining and interacting with pupils from Klapmuts Primary (our OneStop project) who will be brought to Stellenbosch University Campus. </p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Education for All</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Helderberg</strong></p><p> </p><p>Prince Ncube</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Kayamandi High School</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Seeing that our theme is Education for all we went with Food for Thought, which tackles the issue of children going to school on empty stomach. The idea behind this community activity is to get a balanced lunch to scholars in Kayamandi High, who rely on feeding schemes. We will be distributing sandwiches.</p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Education for All</p></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Metanoia</strong></p><p> </p><p>Callum Deeble</p><p><a href=""><span lang="PT-BR" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Kayamandi Legacy Centre & Stellenzicht Secondary School</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Newcomers will be heading to Kayamandi Legacy Centre to paint their buildings where they take care of children during the afternoons. Students will also be heading to Stellenzicht Secondary School where they will be participating in learners' everyday school and activity life.</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p> </p><p>Resources & Infrastructure</p><p> </p><p>Food Security & Health</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br> </p><p> </p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Medicine and Health Sciences Campus</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:25%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:25%;">​</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:25%;"><strong> </strong></td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Residence/Ward</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Community Partner</td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default">Activity</td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default">Sustainable Development Goal/s Addressed</td></tr><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Primary Health Care Programs</strong></p><p> </p><p>Kaylin Adams</p><p>0796353742</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p>Taryn Simeon</p><p>0835602066</p><p><a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p>Bridge “Clean-up"</p><p> </p><p>Campus Vegetable Garden Prep.</p><p> </p><p>SPCA Visit</p><p> </p><p>3-in-1 Hospital Project</p><p> </p><p>Old Age Home visit in Sarepta</p><p> </p></td><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Bridge “Clean-up"</strong></p><p>This project entails cleaning under the bridge on Francie van Zijl drive. </p><p> </p><p><strong>Campus Vegetable Garden Preparation</strong></p><p>The vegetable garden on campus will need students to plough soil and clean the area.</p><p> </p><p><strong>SPCA Visit</strong></p><p>The visit will allow for opportunities such as washing and walking the dogs on the premises and cleaning the kennels.</p><p> </p><p><strong>3-in-1 Hospital Project</strong></p><p>This initiative will take place at the pre-school at Tygerberg Hospital.<br> •           Reading to children<br> •           Playing games<br> •           Handing out colouring books</p><p><strong>Kalkfontein School Visit</strong><br><strong> </strong>There will be 4 stations situated in the school, each with different stimulating interactive activities. The children will be given the opportunity to rotate through each station with one station being a “Sandwich Station" where they will receive a sandwich parcel.</p><p><strong>Old Age Home visit in Sarepta</strong></p><p>Our community morning initiative is aimed at spending time and providing company and entertainment to the residents of the Sarepta Old Age Home. The residents have limited stimulation and we plan to have a cup of tea with the residents while enjoying board and cards games and pampering the residents by rubbing cream / lotion on their hands and painting their nails.</p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default"><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Food Security & Health</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Environment & Sustainability</p><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br> </p>2018-02-01T06:00:00Z2018-02-01T11:00:00ZStellenbosch
Matie Community Service Annual General Meeting Community Service Annual General Meeting<p>​Matie Community Service requests the pleasure of your company at their Annual General Meeting.</p><p>Date: 28 September 2017</p><p>Time: 18:30 for 19:00</p><p>Venue: VV-Hall, Neelsie</p><p>RSVP: <a href=""></a> on or before 26 September 2017</p>2017-09-28T17:00:00Z2017-09-28T19:00:00ZVV-Hall, Neelsie
7th International Symposium on Service Learning: June 14-16, 2017, Galway, Ireland International Symposium on Service Learning: June 14-16, 2017, Galway, Ireland<p>Transformation has become a central discussion theme in the higher education landscape worldwide. Forecasts are that higher education institutions might become virtual entities that compete for survival which will render face to face interaction of the lecture hall redundant. Out of classroom learning spaces might become more important as students will learn in their own communities. Service-learning is a transformative pedagogy that emphasize out of classroom experiences as a learning space, the community as a textbook and where theory become practice.   </p><p>The purpose of the 7th International Symposium on Service-Learning is to focus on transitions in higher education and the role that service-learning plays. The focus will be on experiences of transitions from across the globe and how service-learning transforms students to critical citizens, faculty to engaged scholars and communities into living knowledge incubators. These focal points will be threaded throughout a variety of presentation types and formats to allow for meaningful dialogue among academics, community partners, students, and other professionals.  </p><p>The 7th international symposium aims to: 1. Explore the nuances of transitions and transformation in higher education across the world. 2. Enhance the systemic transformative social impact of service-learning in society.  3. Illuminate and enhance service-learning as an innovative transformative pedagogy for social change. 4. Strengthen networking between different institutions of higher education and community partners on a global scale.  5. Proliferate participation in service-learning practice in higher education by providing a community of practice through this conference.</p><p><strong>Presentation Format</strong>: research paper; workshop; poster; storytelling & roundtable </p><p><strong>Symposium Themes</strong>:  </p><ul><li>Emerging theoretical perspectives in higher education and transformation studies from across the globe</li><li>Transforming of students to critical citizens</li><li>Service-learning conceptual frameworks that enhance transformation</li><li>Collaborative curriculum design (with communities)</li><li>Collaborative research</li><li>International service-learning</li><li>Inter-, multi- and transdisciplinary transformation initiatives</li><li>Societal impact of service-learning</li><li>Institutional transformation through service-learning  </li></ul><p>For more information, please visit: <a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p>E-mail the abstract to Howard Gordon at <a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> and use title "ISSL 2017 proposal (last name)" to save the abstract submission.</p>2017-06-14T06:00:00Z2017-06-16T15:00:00ZGalway, Ireland
Social Impact Orientation Session: 5 April 2017 Impact Orientation Session: 5 April 2017<p style="text-align:justify;">The Division for Social Impact invites all new and existing academic and professional support service staff to a Social Impact orientation session. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In this era societal, political, economic and ecological challenge, Stellenbosch University (SU) wishes to bring its knowledge and expertise to bear on addressing the formalised local, national and international development goals and contributing towards social impact.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">SU seeks to align its Institutional Intent and strategy with faculty specific initiatives and thematic institutional programmes which demonstrate accountability through evidence-based impact on society. This will be done in partnership with government, business, civil society and other universities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The purpose of the event is to introduce participants to Social Impact as a key strategy of SU as explained in the <a href="/english/ci/Documents/SocialImpactStrategicPlan2017-2022_25Nov.pdf">Social Impact Strategic Plan 2017-2022</a>; provide an orientation to the concepts and practices of engaged scholarship and engaged citizenship; and highlight the support offered by the Division for Social Impact. </p><p> </p><p>Date: 5 April 2017<br> Time: 08:30-13:00<br> Venue: Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management</p><p> </p><p>Please see the provisional programme below:</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Session:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>08:30 – 09:00</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>Arrival & Registration</strong></p><p><strong>(Tea & Coffee will be served)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>09:00 – 09:30</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>Welcome and Opening:</strong></p><p>Overview of social impact support structures at Stellenbosch University</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>09:30 - 11:00</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Presentations of involvement in: </p><ul><li>Engaged Research</li><li>Engaged Teaching and Learning</li><li>Engaged Citizenship </li></ul></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>11:00 – 11:30</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Tea / Coffee Break</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>11:30 – 12:00</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Introduction to the staff of the Division for  Social Impact staff </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>12:00 – 13:00</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Interactive Group Discussion</p><p>Wrap- up session.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>13:00</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Lunch</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p>Please RSVP by 29 March 2017 to Howard Gordon – <a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p>2017-04-05T06:00:00Z2017-04-05T11:00:00ZAfrica Centre for HIV/AIDS Management
Matie Community Service: AGM 22 September 2016 Community Service: AGM 22 September 2016<p>​You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Matie Community Service. </p><p><strong>Date:  </strong>Thursday 22 September 2016 <br><strong>Time:  </strong>18h30 for 19h00. <br> <strong>Venue:  </strong>VV Hall, Neelsie Student Centre<br> <strong>RSVP:  </strong><a href=""></a> / 021 808 3640 by 15 September 2016</p>2016-09-22T17:00:00Z2016-09-22T19:00:00ZVV Hall, Neelsie Student Centre
Community-based Research (CBR) methodologies workshop Research (CBR) methodologies workshop<p>A workshop on Community-based Research (CBR) methodologies is planned for <strong>Tuesday</strong> <strong>20</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> September 2016</strong>, at the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management, Room iThemba2, Joubert Street, Stellenbosch. </p><p><em>The workshop is for </em><em>staff and postgraduate students who are interested but relatively inexperienced in Community-based Research, to learn and enhance their knowledge and skills in this regard.</em> </p><p>This workshop is aimed at introducing Community-based Research methodologies, including:</p><ul><li>Finding and starting a community partnership.</li><li>Identifying a research question.</li><li>Research design and the research process.</li><li>As well as managing a CBR project. </li></ul><p>Due to venue confines and to encourage full participation the number of participants will be limited to 20.</p>2016-09-20T06:30:00Z2016-09-20T14:00:00Zthe Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management, Room iThemba2, Joubert Street, Stellenbosch
Social Impact through Teaching and Learning Impact through Teaching and Learning<p>Social impact (SI) is a key strategic priority of Stellenbosch University whereby it commits itself to reciprocally influence, motivate and activate stakeholders both in the university and in society towards positive social change through its core functions of teaching and learning and research.</p><p><em>Engaged teaching and learning</em> (ETL) is a form of teaching and learning which may be curricular or co-curricular; is credit-bearing and includes structured reflection by learners and educators. It aims to facilitate student transition from university to the workplace. It is also associated with collaborative teaching practice where professionals in practice become mentors and co-educators of students and provide opportunities for collaborative research that focuses on teaching practice. Students are mentored to be a new generation of engaged critical citizens and social change enablers. </p><p><em>Engaged teaching and learning</em> is embedded in reciprocal benefit for all involved and encompasses all pedagogical practices that favour experiential type learning where knowledge is socially constructed and activity based.</p><p>During this workshop, participants will participate in informed discussions about SI and ETL practitioners will share best practice theoretical frameworks for ETL and their own application of those frameworks. Particular emphasis will be on the different assessment methods in ETL.  Participants, both advanced and new to ETL will also have the opportunity to network with and learn from others during the structured discussions.</p><p><strong>DATE:</strong> Wednesday, 31 August 2016</p><p><strong>VENUE:</strong> iThemba 2, First Floor, Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management, Joubert Street, Stellenbosch</p><p><strong>TIME:</strong> 08:00 – 16:00</p><p><strong>RSVP:</strong> Howard Gordon - / 021 808 3645 by 18 August 2016​</p>2016-08-31T06:00:00Z2016-08-31T14:00:00ZiThemba 2, First Floor, Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management
Invitation: e’Bosch Heritage Festival e’Bosch Heritage Festival <p>​<span style="color:dimgray;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:10pt;">Stellenbosch University and the Stellenbosch Municipality cordially invite you to the launch of the exciting programme of the e’Bosch Heritage Festival planned for September 2016.  At this function recognition will also be given  to persons who made a significant impact in the lives of school-going youth in the various communities of Stellenbosch.</span><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:10pt;"><br><font color="#000000">  <br> </font><strong><span style="color:dimgray;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Date</span></strong><span style="color:dimgray;">:    Tuesday 30 August 2016</span><br><font color="#000000"> </font><strong><span style="color:dimgray;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Time</span></strong><span style="color:dimgray;">:    17:30 for 18:00</span><br><font color="#000000"> </font><strong><span style="color:dimgray;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Venue</span></strong><span style="color:dimgray;">:  University Museum, Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch</span><br><font color="#000000">              <br> </font><span style="color:dimgray;">Light refreshments will be served from 17:30. Please indicate special dietary requirements.</span><br><font color="#000000">  <br> </font><span style="color:dimgray;">RSVP before 24 August 2016</span><br><font color="#000000"> </font><span style="color:dimgray;">Mariana Vermeulen</span><br><font color="#000000"> </font><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0000ff"></font></span></a></span><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;"><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p>2016-08-30T15:30:00Z2016-08-30T18:30:00ZUniversity Museum