Thuthuka Sports Day
By Sonnette Smith
Posted on 23 September 2009
University of Pretoria Thuthuka students with their bags sponsored by Pastel. From left to right: Portia Balepile, Nondumiso Luthuli, Keitumetse Pooe
The Thuthuka project is interested in the holistic development of the students and thus believes that involvement in sports is an excellent life experience for social and physical growth.
The sports day enables Thuthuka-supported students to network through sport while having fun. It creates an ideal opportunity to allow university students, as well as members of the accountancy profession, to interact with one another in a relaxed atmosphere.
The University of Pretoria hosted the Thuthuka Sports Day 2009 for Thuthuka students from the Gauteng universities on Saturday 1 August 2009. The sports day was sponsored by Pastel Accounting and each student received a beautiful Pastel Accounting carry bag and pen.
The whole of Gauteng was soaking wet and cold on that day. Luckily the University of Pretoria’s Groenkloof Campus has excellent indoor sports facilities, so the soccer, netball, volleyball and chess were played indoors.
Nthato Selebi, the Project Director of the Thuthuka Bursary Fund, was the MC at the event and did a sterling job. The winning teams received trophies and also received individual prizes. The following universities were winners: Soccer – University of Johannesburg; Netball – Wits University; Volleyball – University of Johannesburg and the Chess cup was shared by University of Pretoria and the University of Johannesburg.
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences would like to thank everyone that was involved in making this day possible and a special word of thank to Pastel for the sponsorship.