With the world facing an unprecedented challenge in the form of the global Covid-19 pandemic, we have seen everyone coming together to combat this pandemic. The North-West University (NWU) played its part and recently launched the NWU Covid-19 Response Fund as a means of supporting students with laptops/devices while also offering support to staff and all communities surrounding its campuses.
Following this, the NWU brand stores showed their commitment by making a donation of R70 000 towards this fund.
Eagi, the NWU’s mascot, delivered the cheque to Elmarie de Beer, executive director for finance and facilities at her home on Wednesday afternoon and he did it the Covid 19 compliant way.
“I feel proud to be associated with everything Eagi stands for,” says Elmarie. She also emphasises that it will take an entire stakeholder group effort to ensure that the different needs of students are addressed thus enabling us to complete the academic year under these unusual circumstances and tremendous economical pressures.
“We are definitely in this together and together we are stronger, I am proud to be associated with the NWU.” she added.
“The response to the campaign has been favourable and we hope that these positive sentiments will translate into actual donations,” says Clement Manoko executive director of Corporate Relations and Marketing.
Clement also emphasises that all NWU stakeholders are welcome to voluntarily donate any amount and or any pre-owned laptops and devices.
“Anyone who donates does so out of their own willingness to assist.”
This indeed does show that charity begins at home and that the NWU is committed to bettering lives and giving back. Kindly visit http://www.nwu.ac.za/covid-19-donations-form for more information or to make a donation.
Eagi, the NWU’s mascot, delivers the cheque to Elmarie de Beer.