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The Santa Shoebox Project is an inspiring community initiative that co-ordinates the donation, collection and distribution of personalised Christmas gifts to underprivileged children.

The Department of Business Management once again took part in the initiative for the 5th year in a row. This year the Business Management Department was allocated 70 children (35 boys and 35 girls) aged 11-13 years old.

The project was coordinated by Mr Tony Matchaba-Hove and Ms Bomikazi Zeka. Essential items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, wash cloths, educational supplies and luxury items were generously donated by the staff and students of the Department of Business Management. Over 70 shoeboxes were filled, along with many left over donations which were used to create more shoeboxes for kids who did not receive any gifts.

A special thank you to the staff and students who helped wrap and pack the shoeboxes (Santa's team of elves!), namely Senzwa Madyaka, Sumaiya Moses, Loyisokazi Xanywa, Sanelisiwe Mdudo, Mulalo Ralufuluvhi, Chelsea Caston, Siphelo Mqombothi, Marlene Green, Charlene Green, Mache Weyers, Abdul Jappie, Samuel Boa-Amponsem and Ms Shelley Saunders.

Also, congratulations and thank you to Tony and Bomikazi for initiating and managing such a wonderful initiative.

ABOVE: Donations being sorted and packed

ABOVE: Business Management students Sumaiya Moses, Marlene Green, Charlene Green, Mache Weyers Loyisokazi Xanywa and Sanelisiwe Mdudo with the wrapped shoeboxes

ABOVE: Students Abdul Jappie and Sam Boa-Amponsem wrapping shoeboxes

ABOVE: Lecturers Bomikazi Zeka and Shelley Saunders with the completed boxes