A multi-million-rand donation of 300 computers was given to students, not on the NSFAS bursary scheme at the University of Mpumalanga.
The donation from Gijima and The Robert Gumede Family Keni Foundation will enable these students to continue their studies at home when the time the university was closed due to COVID-19.
Technology has become an essential part of life for everyone and plays a tremendous role in education. It is especially pertinent during the time the students attended online classes.
“Education is power, a key to success, a differentiator, a ceiling breaker, as it instills responsibility and unleashes one’s potential to greater heights,” states Roberta Gumeda. “At Gijima and the Keni Foundation, we know the impact of the digital world in transforming society as we all engage in 4IR. The donation of the laptops is to ensure that more students have the opportunity of learning via digital means that is on par with students from around the world. We believe all students deserve to have an equal and fair opportunity in education, and therefore, we will continue striving to ensure that all young people have access to education using technology.”