Students clean up streets, need help for arts festival

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Unlimited Buz Horizon ready to serve the community of Botshabelo

Students of the community organisation Unlimited Buz Horizon (UBH) have taken it upon themselves to better their communities. The group’s projects are aimed at empowering locals. They usually run projects to improve the lives of community members but today they took on the task of tidying up the streets of Botshabelo.

The organization is established and run by students of the University of the Free State (UFS), who run men and women empowerment, community service, and school projects. According to UBH founder Nozipho Ndlovu, the group of students work hand-in hand with community members to develop individuals from all walks of life.

“We are not a charity organization, but we work with communities and make use of their resources and ours to improve their standard of living,” she said. “We are going out to Botshabelo with transportation assistance from the UFS to clean up a community park. We will get assistance from schools to allow their scholars to help with the cleaning of the community area,” explained Ndlovu.

Members of Unlimited Buz Horizon tidying up the streets of Botshabelo

Issues that affect young people, especially children, are prioritised by the organisation. “We chose the park because our focus is more on children as they are the future. A clean park means less of them being involved in drug abuse and other dangerous activities. We have already started to arrange local halls and putting up posters to invite community members to join us,” said Ndlovu.

Unlimited Buz Horizon will also host an arts and culture festival in Botshabelo next week, to support the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in this community. “We will host the entrepreneurial arts and culture event along with the organisation Kutanga as well small businesses. This event aims to engage the community and there will be a lot of learning on the day. There will be entertainment and performers as well as different speakers,” expressed Ndlovu.

The festival will take place at Setjhaba Se Maketse Hall on 26 October 2019 where community members will set up stalls. While there will be cash prizes the organisation asks for sponsorships of decorations, refreshments, sound systems and branded t-shirts, amongst others.

If you are interested in assisting contact Ndlovu on noziphoprlndlovu@gmail.com or call 061 351 9681

Nomaqhawe Mtebele

nomaqhawe@mahareng.co.za