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Aunt Caroline Rice, Feeding the students of KZN

Aunt Caroline Rice, affectionately known as “uAntie” has taken steps to lend a helping hand to KZN’s first-year tertiary students who have been facing challenges due to economic downturn and their background. uAntie believes that every child deserves to feel protected, nurtured, and safe even when they are away from home pursuing their ambitions of tertiary education. 

The Aunt Caroline Team at The Durban University of Technology (Image provided)

Fresh out of high school and at the start of their higher education, UKZN students were faced with the negative pressure on food security and accommodation. Our beloved Aunt Caroline is rallying around the students to ensure that they feel the safety of home away from home. Coupled with the firm belief and appreciation of how a meal can go a long way in making one feel warm, nourished, and loved.

To create the homely feeling of love and safety, uAntie is currently serving over 17 000 meals across the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban University of Technology (DUT), and Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT). The brand plans to serve for a period of three (3) weeks.

“A well-balanced diet, we believe, are the foundations to enable everyone to live full life and chase their dreams to the fullest. Everyone deserves to feel cared for and protected, even when away from home. It is for this reason that KZN’s most-loved brand and Auntie recognizes that – when a home is far, a warm meal can go a long way toward bringing that feeling of the safety of home” Said Thembi Sehloho, Tiger Brands’ Marketing Director: Rice & Pasta 

Auntie urges everyone in our communities to get involved “ngoba umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu”.

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