As part of its vision to support the dreams of students in Southern Africa, World Big Family, a United States-based organisation donated twenty laptops to disadvantaged students in Midlands State University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The donation came directly from Northern Kentucky University through World Big Family.
It was made possible courtesy of the efforts of esteemed doctor and lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine, Professor Davison Munodawafa.
He sourced the donation from World Big Family through its representative Madeline Ndambakuwa.
In his welcome remarks, the Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr Fabian Maunganidze said that the donation will help disadvantaged medical students fully complete their studies in today’s digital world.
Dr Maunganidze added that he looks forward to similar donations in the future since the modern world has made computers a necessity for effective learning.
Professor Munodawafa gave an account of the steps that he took to secure the donation from the philanthropic organisation.
Executive Dean in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr Reginald Matchaba-Hove said that the donation will help medical students complete their studies as well as help in the fulfilment of Education 5.0.
Speaking on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor Professor Victor Ngonidzashe Muzvidziwa, the MSU Librarian, Ms Nyarai Patience Chibanda said that the donation will solidify MSU’s relationship with World Big Family.
“This donation is significant. We thank Professor Munodawafa for his efforts, and we look forward to more collaboration and support initiatives to improve the learning of our students”, said Ms. Chibanda.
A medical student representative delivered words of gratitude for the worthy donation.
The handover ceremony was attended by members of the University community that included Assistant to the Vice Chancellor Professor Hazel Ngoshi, the Director of Marketing and Communications Mrs Mirirai Mawere, Zimbabwe Medical Students Association MSU Representatives, members of the Student Representative Council, staff and students.

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