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WSU DONATES 20 LAPTOPS TO UNDERPRIVILEGED SCHOOL

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WSU DONATES 20 LAPTOPS TO UNDERPRIVILEGED SCHOOL

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Dreams of someday dawning the distinctive white coat and accompanying stethoscope were reignited for one ecstatic learner at an East London high school following a donation of laptops by WSU recently.
 
Olindayo Ncube, a grade 10 learner at Sophathisana Senior Secondary School who dreams of one day becoming a doctor, was one of several learners who were on hand to witness a first as the school received 2, for the first time in its history, 20 laptops.
 
“Technology and computer literacy have become one of the most critical, if not most essential tools helping one lay the right platform in one’s pursuit of their dreams. Such resources are a necessity in helping us improve the standard of our education, and improve our results thereof,” said Ncube.
 
She said the resources would, first and foremost, help learners in performing their tasks much more efficiently, whilst on the other hand, they’d also help her research thoroughly into medicine which she aspires to study after passing matric.
 
The day’s festivities were a culmination of a successful collaborative effort led by the Department of Environmental Affairs and public enterprises and administration, together with SGB Holdings (the implementing agent) and WSU, in their efforts to promote awareness around the critical issue of e-Waste management and its impact on the environment.
 
WSU IT departmental head Dr Jose Lukose, unpacking the background to the initiative, said the programme would see the rollout of six container-based dismantling plants in six selected communities to encourage separation at source, reuse and recycling and community awareness around the opportunities and hazards of electrical and electronic equipment(e-waste).
 
“The programme includes the deployment of the E-waste Container based Community enterprise model to promote waste minimisation, dismantling, reuse, and recycling and recovery and beneficiation of waste; creating opportunities of jobs and skills development; creating opportunities for new business and downstream activities; and creating awareness about e-waste and the economic, health and environmental opportunities and benefits,” said Lukose.
 
As part of the programme, WSU, which houses one of the e-Waste containers at its Potsdam Site, has partnered with the surrounding community to run and manage the container and this has created four jobs thus far.
 
WSU Vice-Chancellor and Principal Prof Rob Midgley implored the learners to take full advantage of the potential academic spinoffs the laptops will bring to the school.
 
“See in these computers great potential – use them, don’t abuse them. Protect them by showing leadership in ensuring that those who come after you also enjoy the same benefits that you’ll be experiencing through the use of these machines,” said Midgley.
 
He said the laptops were a vital intervention in providing the learners with an earlier opportunity to familiarize themselves with massive potential that technology and computer literacy has in opening up opportunities for one to gain access to the economy, not just as an employee, but an employer.
 
School Governing Body Chairperson Ntombizodwa Tapi said the laptops would do wonders in igniting academic potential that lies dormant within the learners as a result of lack of access to resources.
 
“We’ve had numerous learners from this community to head off to tertiary institutions but often fail their first year because they don’t possess basic computer literacy skills. I trust that this intervention will aid us in overcoming this burden,” said Tapi.
By: Thando Cezula
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How to Open a German Bank Blocked Account for Foreign Students
Sunday August 19, 2018

Germany remains one of the top world destinations for studying abroad. With its free educational system, around 300 renowned educational institutions, more than 15,000 different study programs, and professional staff at every higher education institution, the country keeps luring the brightest students from all over the world. For most world countries students have to obtain

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