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Medical students stand together to raise funds for disadvantaged peers

Written by: Lengwadishang Ramphele

Students from the Tygerberg Medical campus are planning to cycle 902 km to raise funds for their peers who are on bursaries.

They want to build a fund that is raised and run by students, in collaboration with Stellenbosch University, to end financial exclusion on campus.

They will ride from the Namibian border to the Tygerberg Medical Campus and then continue from the campus all the way to Cape Agulhas.

Read: Stellenbosch University's Tygerberg campus declared smoke and tobacco-free zone

It's a symbolic journey to show how far we have come in our country to where we are now where all the students have an opportunity to study.

Breda Reed, 3rd Year Medical Student at Tygerberg

Bursaries are doing an amazing in securing opportunities for students to study but we stand with our friends that bursaries do not cover all the needs of the students.

Breda Reed, 3rd Year Medical Student at Tygerberg

So we are looking at supporting our friends in their quest to becoming doctors.

Breda Reed, 3rd Year Medical Student at Tygerberg

The team will embark on their journey on December 1.

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Medical students stand together to raise funds for disadvantaged peers




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