The 2016 SRC Week, themed #BeAHero, kicked off with the selfless act of donating blood. Staff and students braved the needle to give 42 pints of blood for the National Blood Service on Monday, 4th April.
The week encouraged students to think of little ways to help others and thus, in their own way, become heroes.
Prince Martin Ogbonda, a final-year Accounting student and leader of Wisconsin’s Christian Fellowship, said: “I decided to give blood because of my faith. As Christians, we believe that Jesus Christ sacrificed his life to save others. By giving blood, I can also help save other people’s lives.”
On the same day, the SRC organised a symposium, giving students a chance to ask questions and suggest to management how to improve the university.
Tuesday evening, 5th April, was a chance for students to rock to the sounds of Top Dog, Kweku Kuffour, Rap Chick and Serwaa Riddims at the Rock Show.
Students put on their game face on Wednesday, 6th April, to take part in a variety of competitions ranging from cooking to computer coding.
Wisconsin emerged the overall winners of the inter-varsity football competition at Agbogba Park featuring Zenith College, Valley View University and University of Professional Studies (UPSA). They also won the ‘Best Player’ title.
Wednesday night was filled with prose and laughs at the Poetry and Comedy Night. Students also went back to the good ol’ days for the ‘Old Skuul ‘themed evening.
University Gospel Choir of the Year – Africa third place winners Wizzy Choir thrilled the crowd on Thursday, 7th April, with an evening of gospel music. Guest singers from Perfecting Faith Chapel, Accra graced the occasion.
On Friday, 8th April, the catwalk were awash with the latest fashions, courtesy of Smally Clothing and Kofi Akwatua, with models from Top Class and Five Star modelling agencies and Wisconsin’s own bevy of beauties gracing the runway.
Music interludes from alumni rappers Riders and Hammer Boi spiced up the evening.
Saturday, 8th April, saw students visit Aburi Gardens for much-needed rest and relaxation.
It was a wrap on Sunday, 9th April, with a Thanksgiving Service held at the neighbouring Charismatic Evangelical Ministry (CEM).
Throughout the week student and guest entrepreneurs made brisk business at stalls set up at the Main Campus’s car park.
Harold Agyaman Boateng, the SRC Committee’s Public Relations Officer, said: “It was a packed week filled with a variety of activities to cater for all tastes. I trust that the students and the staff at Wisconsin enjoyed themselves.
“SRC Week 2016 was not just all about having fun, though. We organised a blood donation as our first activity to emphasise that we’re here to make a difference and be a hero in our own big or small way.
“There were lots of opportunities to build skills and learn through competitions. The week also brought out the best of students’ talents in singing, dancing, cooking, art, fashion and much more.
“It also helped many of us develop leadership, teamwork, event planning, communication, negotiation and other skills which we will need when we enter the ‘real world’”.
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