“No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated”, wise words from Nelson Mandela, a great believer in education. For Mandela Day on 18 July, his birthday, we heed the global call for humanitarian action in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy by continuing to work towards access to education for all.
We urge you to join in and make an urgent donation to tertiary students in South Africa whose access to education has been derailed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
For the month of July we have made significant numbers that relate to Madiba’s life and legacy donation amount options on #CapTheGap.
Your contribution of R67, or more, to the #CapTheGap Covid-19 Student Relief Fund will bring Madiba magic into the lives of distressed students who lack access to online learning during this pandemic.
“There is a high expectation of students to be self-motivated, exhibit commitment and accept the flexibility that goes with online engagements,” says our CEO, Leana de Beer. “Unfortunately, this is a real challenge for students who are financially restricted, due to the high cost of access to the necessary resources, data and the internet.” International Mandela Day presents us with an opportunity to do something good for these students. Your R67 donation will go a long way to closing the digital divide to enable students to continue with their studies during this uncertain time.
Supporting the #CapTheGap campaign, singer, songwriter and actress, Zolani Mahola, says that education opens doors and pathways that are so necessary to a person realising their full potential. “In a country with such a deep history of disenfranchisement as ours, education is one of the ways that we can level the playing field.”
(Image: Zolani Mahola | Photographer: Gary Van Wyk)
Mahola continues, “We need to make it easy to learn and aggressively dismantle the barriers that hinder the potential of the youth and #CapTheGap campaign does this wonderfully.”
Let’s make Madiba proud by investing in the education of South African students this July. With your support we can ensure that more university students can complete their degrees and use their skills to build the future of our nation post Covid-19.
It is in our hands to make a difference in the lives of university students.
Donate R67 here.