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Community Project Module

Projects

Please view the YouTube reports of the 2013 students:

The main objective of this module is the execution of a community service-related project aimed at achieving a beneficial impact on a chosen section of society, preferably but not exclusively by engagement with a section of society which is different from the student's own social background.  This module also aims to develop an awareness of personal, social and cultural values as well as multidisciplinary and life skills, such as communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.

Typical projects for 2013 were:

  • Maths and Science assistance for learners;
  • Renovation of classrooms;
  • Designing and building of jungle gyms for primary schools;
  • Development and uploading of websites for non-profit organisations;
  • Computer training for learners, educators and community members;and
  • Enrichment projects for animals in the National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria.

Number of students: 

 

 

2005

 

2006

 

2007

 

2008

 

2009

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

School for the Built Environment

103

156

250

226

249

238

264

265

269

227

School of Information Technology

14

165

218

258

231

303

367

330

377

320

School of Engineering

121

417

742

1 213*

815*

918

959

1 003

1001

1140

TOTAL

238

738

1 210

1 697

1 295

1 459

1 590

1590

1647

1687

*Students initially had the option of choosing between two modules. From 2009, this choice has not been available, hence the lower enrolment figures.

Number of projets and community partners:

 

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Number of projects

47

244

345

482

445

432

523

512

574

556

Number of community partners

31

186

267

381

288

265

398

421

401

394

 Some of the sponsors for the module:

 

 

  • Bits & Bytes Social Club in partnership with Business Connexion
  • Meraka Institute (CSIR)
  • The Ginger Bear Shop
  • Exxaro
  • FH Chamberlain Trading (Pty) Ltd Normal