The NWU and its stakeholders lend a helping hand

North-West University (NWU), together with its stakeholders, understands that students need a helping hand to achieve their goals and dreams during these challenging times.

While teaching and learning have moved online at most universities, thousands of students across the country find themselves without the necessary equipment to successfully continue with their studies.

Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, the NWU and its stakeholders have been committed to making the lives and learning experiences of students easier.

Apart from providing students with monthly data packages, the university's Fundraising department is also constantly working towards securing laptops for students in need.

A great example of our stakeholder commitment is the recent donation of 20 new laptops by one of the university's esteemed donors, Bakubug Platinum Mine.

Our students can testify to the massive impact this generous gift by Bakubung makes to their success.

Dumisa Derrick, a first-year physiology and psychology student says with most of his modules being online, the laptop he received from Bakubung is going to help him achieve his goals. Prior to receiving the device, he used his cell phone or borrowed laptops from friends.

“I am very grateful for receiving this laptop. Now I will be able to access most of the platforms that are used for teaching and learning,” says Dumisa.

He adds that the laptop will also help him to finish his degree and secure a job.

Angel Teddy Mathabela is another grateful laptop recipient. “Because I could not afford to buy a laptop, I had to use my cell phone the entire first semester, which was frustrating and made passing seemed impossible,” says the first-year psychology and social sciences student.

“Not even in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be selected by the NWU and Bakubung to receive a laptop. I am extremely happy!”

The NWU sincerely thanks Bakubung Platinum Mine for this kind gift and unwavering support, and urge more donors to join our generous benefactors in giving towards the university’s various worthy causes.

Click here for more information on how your company can assist in the NWU’s fundraising initiatives, or contact Ben Zaaiman at ben.zaaiman@nwu.ac.za.

Dumisa Angel

NWU students Dumisa Derrick and Angel Teddy Mathabela received two of the laptops recently donated by Bakubung Platinum Mine.

Submitted by BELINDA BANTHAM on Wed, 08/04/2021 - 16:09