Law Students Organise a Successful Food Security Drive

Moot Club Food drive
Moot Club Food drive.

A food drive championed by the Moot Club, a Law student-driven initiative, successfully assisted students in finalising their accommodation during the registration period.

The Moot Club provides second and third-year Law students with the opportunity to use and improve their legal research, writing and reasoning skills through equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence required to complete their final-year moots.

Led by final-year Law student, Ms Shreya Pundit, the Club who started the drive in February and concluded it in March, were able to raise R6 000 through their LinkedIn connections, fellow Law students and small businesses. They used the funds and items donated to purchase food for meals and toiletries.

‘When I first came to UKZN, I did not understand why students protest. Over the last four years, I have grown to understand the harsh reality that a number of our students face. I have interacted with many people who have broadened my views in various ways,’ explained Pundit.

She added that being part of this initiative has been an educational and empowering experience.

‘This initiative has brought us closer as a student community and exemplified the values that we, as LLB students hold close to our hearts and the rights that we aim to uphold as Law students – namely respect, integrity and dignity. We are united and want to make a difference in our personal and professional capacity, because alone, we can do so little but together, we can do so much. A majority of our youth do not have the means to access tertiary education, therefore being a UKZN student is a privilege.’

Words: Thandiwe Jumo

Image: Supplied

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