Sanlam donates 33 computers

30 July 2019 | Education

Sanlam handed over 33 computers valued at N$355 000 to the University of Namibia last Wednesday. The computers are to be used in the e-economics lab. The computers will benefit over 100 basic microeconomics and macroeconomics students each term. Sanlam Group CEO Tertius Stears said at the event that the company is committed to the education sector, which receives a large portion of its corporate social responsibility.

Stears added that through the Sanlam bursary scheme, the company has been able to assist students to pursue their tertiary education, with some currently registered with the University of Namibia.

Three years ago together with the Unam language Centre, Sanlam has also introduced the Sanlam Unam Spelling Bee, which is the first ever tertiary level spelling bee, aimed at improving students English Language and spelling skills.

“The next Sanlam Unam Spelling Bee is scheduled to take place Saturday, 17 August here at Unam,” he said.

Recently Sanlam introduced a formalised internship programme, aimed at providing university students with the opportunity to acquire on the job training and gain practical knowledge of what they have learned in the lecture halls.

“This will help them as they embark on their career journeys and prepare them for the working wold,” he said.

Currently Sanlam employs over 20 students in temporary positions and not as part of the formal internship programmes.

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