- Zimbawean company, Zororo-Pumulani, will donate laptops to university students in need
- The company's founder encouraged other business to follow suit and support South African education
- He said the investment would pay off for the country as a whole
A Zimbabwean company will reportedly donate laptops to first year university students in need.
The company, Zororo-Pumulani, will hand over 40 laptops this year.
This is the second year the initiative will be implemented.
Zororo-Pumulani is a funeral services company that serves the entire SADC region. It is also involved in repatriation services.
The CEO of Zororo-Pumulani, Edwin Anderson, says the company's laptop initiative was born out of his own childhood struggles. He says he saw his parents battling to afford his university fees when he was a student.
He added that investing in South African education was worth it because it paid dividends to the society as a whole.
Anderson went on to say that the government and other organisations should be feted for their contributions to education in the country, but that big business should do more to give back to their community, according to IOL.
Additionally, Anderson stated his belief that no child should be deprived of an education because they lack the funds, although he acknowledge the major financial barriers that stand in the way of a quality education.
If, as society, we all play our part, we could ease that burden," he said.
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