NWU proves that charity does indeed begin at home

Issued by North West University
North-West, May 8, 2020

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 De Beer. She also emphasises that it will take an entire stakeholder group effort to ensure that the different needs of students are addressed to ensure that the academic year is completed successfully, despite the unusual circumstances we find ourselves in and the tremendous economic pressures the country is under.

"We are definitely in this together and together we are stronger. I am proud to be associated with the NWU," she adds.

"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.

Manoko 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 shows 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 for more information or to make a donation.

Contact person: Louis JacobsContact details: [email protected]/ 082 901 6435