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The UWC Fairy Godmother is back and this time helping students who lost food and study materials during the recent Cape Flooding.


Cape Town, South Africa (08 October 2023) – Over the years, the UWC Fairy Godmother has helped hundreds of students with small funding campaigns, whether for repairs on laptops, groceries and toiletries for the month, taxi fare to get to classes or purchasing textbooks, this anonymous fairy has made it happen! Recently, she started helping students who had been affected by the Cape Flooding.

The University of Western Cape has a Fairy Godmother who has been helping students pay for things they can’t afford to do on their own. We shared the Facebook group’s information in 2019 so that people in need could get help and people with the means to help, could support students in need.

The Fairy Godmother has kept herself anonymous and uses the platform to connect donor funds to students who need their wishes granted. The typical wishes she receives are for help with food, transport money, and study materials. Most students have either accessed bursaries that cover their schooling, or they have taken out loans, so when it comes to mealtime, they are left to fend for themselves.

The entire system runs anonymously; each student is issued a number, so no private information is ever shared, and donors are never named either. By running things this way, the impact is more significant. These students know someone out there cares without the ‘charity for publicity’ aspect.

Some donors help specific students while others just donate, and the money gets allocated to various wishes.

The most recent wishes have been for grocery items after floods washed away family homes and left students without meals to get by.

If you want to get involved as a donor, you can contact the fairy via Facebook or email. You can help students in general or quote a specific student number to assign your donation.

Sources: UWC Fairy Godmother
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