The Central University of Technology in the Free State (CUT) has produced sanitisers as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A team from CUT’s Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences staff and postgraduate students recently donated bottles of sanitiser to the Lebone Village in Bloemfontein.
Dr Jane Nkhebenyane, CUT acting head of the Department of Life Sciences said the university has been working with Lebone Village for the past six years.
“As part of our Mandela Day commemoration, we as CUT thought we could use our self-manufactured sanitisers to help curb the spread of Covid-19. We are donating 67 bottles of 500ml each which have been manufactured by CUT’s Post-graduate students and academics in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences,” said Dr Nkhebenyane.
Lebone village currently houses 42 boys and girls, aged from three to 23 years.
Lebone Village’s Lulu Polisa explained that the pandemic has meant that they do not receive as many donations as they usually would.
“The sanitisers are going to help us immensely. We will use them to sanitise the children’s hands and also for our staff, especially those who do not reside at the village. They will be able to stay sanitised when they leave the premises and when they arrive in the morning. When we receive visitors, we will sanitise them as well,” said a delighted Polisa.
The faculty is also donating some sanitisers to Fereira Hospice and Hertzogville Hospice as part of the 67 Minutes for Madiba campaign.