MUT DVC: Teaching & Learning hands over EAC donation to Bobbi Bear

Gona with Eureka

Eureka Olivier, Director at Bobbi Bear could not contain her appreciation when Gona Govender, acting DVC: Teaching & Learning accompanied the Mrketing and CommunicationsMarcomms team to hand over more than 300
teddy bears donated during the Empowered
Administrators Conference (EAC).  Bobbi Bear is an emergency home that offers a safe house to child victims of rape; abuse; and violence.  The centre has qualified staff volunteers who provide counselling services; medication; and provide
support to the victims through the court processes.  Although they are an emergency home, they
provide a safe home to victims, a process that takes anything from a week to 3 years. Eureka
explained to the DVC that the centre has been providing solace to child victims for 20 years with no
stable financial support, only through generous donations from good citizens who give clothing items, food, toys, and money.    After listening to many heart-breaking incidences that Bobbi Bear deals with almost on a daily basis, the acting DVC said, “I am deeply touched to learn that we have people who volunteer their time for such a great civic duty. As MUT, we believe that every child has to take his or her rightful place in society.  We would like to pledge our support, as an academic institution and commit that MUT will empower Bobbi Bear staff on proposal writing and database management skills.  I am certain that this support will assist you attract funding to keep your doors open for the benefit of the
future of our country.”   Bobbie Bear was identified by Marcomms as a worthy beneficiary of the EAC Corporate Social Investment (CSI) component.  Bobbi Bear is conveniently located on 48 Seadoone Road, Doonside, along the bus and taxi routes to service communities from; Port Shepstone, Stanger; Tongaat and the greater Durban.