UFS Alumni Launches Campaign To Help Students Pay Fees

The University of Free State Alumni has partnered with the online crowdfunding organization, Feenix to launch a campaign to help pay student fees. 


The University of Free State (UFS) Alumni has launched a campaign to help students to pay their university fees as they plan to make a difference in the lives of those who are struggling to do so. 

Many students across the country are facing financial exclusion due to fees that have not been paid. This struggle to pay fees has been worsened by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The campaign called #Feenix4Kovsies was launched in November 2020 in partnership with the online crowdfunding organization Feenix. 

Feenix is a student programme that uses the process of fundraising in order to helped students fund their studies.  They assist students with avoiding an accumulation of debt which would have brought about issues while you're pursuing your studies.  

The organization was launched in June 2017 as a response to the #FeesMustFall movement which spread across university campuses in South Africa during the period of 2015 and 2016. 

UFS Law Student, Nyakallo Toko spoke to eNCA and said that Feenix allows students to continue with their studies as funds are being raised to pay for their fees. 

Toko is encouraging students to ask for help and set up their Feenix profiles. 

Those who wish to donate towards students fees can go to https://feenix.org/ and donate to an individual student or they can decide to donate or they can donate to the #Feenix4Kovsies campaign. 

Toko says that Feenix provides a different route which students can take to accumulate funding as processes of the traditional route can often be quite intimidating. 

View the Feenix website for more information about the crowdfunding. 



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