The International Students Association of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has on Wednesday, February 7th, 2020 donated to the Knust Food Bank.
The 2019/2020 International Students Association executives led by the President of the Association Mr. Enyindah Ovuakwu Increase, reached out to the general student populace by donating some food items to the Food Bank.
The move forms part of efforts to contribute a quota to the thrust of an initiative led by SRC Women’s Commissioner, Miss Sandra Esinam Sosu-Dees.
Items such as bags of rice, cartons of drinks, packs of cooking oil, toiletries, tinned food and a host of beverages were donated to the Knust Food Bank.
Speaking to Hypercitigh.com after the presentation, Mr. Increase, urged student leaders as part of their focus, should be to drive towards achieving sustainable development goals which include zero hunger.
“The reason this donation was a priority is due to the fact that all student associations represent the entire student body, not just the SRC, therefore it is mandatory that we look out for one another.
“Although the authorities and the SRC are doing a great job, student associations have to play their own part by giving what they can, whenever they can”.
He also stated that one core mandate of his administration is to foster good relationships between the International Students Association and other student associations on campus.
Mr. Increase lauded the SRC Women’s Commissioner for birthing such an initiative and also receiving the donation on behalf of all international students.
Other Executives that were present during the donation include Nwakanma Amanda (Vice President), Oluwaseun Akinshilo (Chief of Staff) and Bashir Shagaya (Organising Secretary).
KNUST FOOD BANK
The KNUST food bank is an initiative of the Students’ Representative Council of the Women’s Commission.
The food bank was launched on 14th October 2019, to create a storehouse of non-perishable food items where genuinely hungry students could just walk in and get few items to support themselves.
So far, 590 students spanned across the six colleges have benefited from items included rice, gari, Tomato paste, biscuits, sugar, drinks, noodles, coffee drinks, and others.
The food bank is summarily to augment the bursaries available to students who do not usually cover feeding.