Society at SMU
Friends of MSF (FoMSF)
About Friends of MSF
Being an undergrad student is demanding, but it opens huge opportunities. The skills, experience and determination you develop at university could help people worldwide affected by natural disasters, war or epidemics. And you can start to have an impact before you finish studying – your efforts can help MSF deliver life-saving care in over 70 countries while you are still in university.
The Friends of MSF (FoMSF) societies are university groups established and run by students on a voluntary basis. Individual groups are run in different ways, but all have the same core aim of supporting MSF by means of raising awareness.
Society at Stellenbosch University
University of Pretoria Society
University of KwaZulu-Natal Society
Society at Walter Sisulu University
Society at UCT
Society at Nelson Mandela University
Society at University of Limpopo
Society at Free State University
Society at WITS University
Get involved with the Friends of MSF
Friends of MSF societies enable university students to get more involved in MSF’s work. While most students still lack the qualifications and experience required for humanitarian assignments, MSF recognises that students can play a role in raising funds and awareness for MSF’s work. MSF Southern Africa supports and encourages students as much as possible to help some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
Individual societies engage in various activities, including returning from assignments staff member events, movie screening, fundraising and career-focused events (health day events).
What we aim to do:
- To raise awareness of MSF’s work and humanitarian issues
- Friends of MSF societies enable university students to get more involved in MSF.
- To encourage students to consider working for organisations such as MSF