As part of strengthening existing partnership with local communities and to contribute to their digital growth and development, University of Zululand (UNIZULU) donated over 30 computers to Emasangweni Village’s Emasangweni Primary School, last Friday. UNIZULU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fikile Mazibuko said learners needed to be exposed to computers at a tender age. “It’s a very important and critical task for us to prepare children for the future. The world is about technology, you live in a generation of the 21st century,” she said. She inspired pupils to work hard and to always know that they are special regardless of where they come from. She encouraged learners to be proud of who they are. “When God created the African child – He was showing off,” said Professor Mazibuko, to loud applause from the audience. School Principal Sibusiso Mkhwanazi thanked UNIZULU for the donation and encouraged the establishment of future partnerships with the institution. “We really appreciate this good gesture. We are really proud of our UNIZULU for this blessing,” said Mkhwanazi. Computer company, Soluxion has also come to the school’s aid by offering computer skills weekend workshops for teachers. The event was attended by members of the local tribal authorities, district education officials, non-governmental organisations, local school principals, school governing bodies, municipalities, business partners and donors. CAPTION: (L-R) Emasangeni Primary School Principal Sibusiso Mkwanazi looks on as UNIZULU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Fikile NM Mazibuko and Director of Communications and Marketing, Normah Zondo shows a learner how to use a computer.