For the second year running, Zimbabwean company Zororo-Phumulani has donated laptops to needy first-year students at various higher education institutions in South Africa.
Edwin Anderson, CEO and founder of the company said that his own experience of being brought up in Zimbabwe has shaped how he feels about helping disenfranchised students.
Anderson told The Citizen, “I saw my own parents struggling to pay for my tuition fees and so many other things that are required and essential to studying. That should not happen to anyone in this time and age.”
Anderson then went on to praise the South African government for their efforts to invest in education and said that he feels that corporate South Africa should shoulder some of the burden of helping students who cannot afford basic necessities.
“We understand that education comes at a cost that society as a whole must bear. If as society we all play our part, we could ease that burden,” he says.
In 2019, at least 40 laptops will be donated.
If students would like to apply to receive a donated laptop, they can email an application that should include all their particulars as well as matric certificate and proof of acceptance to a university or universities.
The offer closes on 28 February 2019.