Local IT data management and security company, M2TD, has extended a digital helping hand to two deserving recipients by providing them each with a much-needed laptop and printer. The company, which is 100% black-owned, is committed to helping people and organisations in need to access the benefits of the digital age.
The first recipient hails from Palmridge Extension 2, south of Johannesburg. Sphiwe Lovemore Mvulane matriculated from Thutopele High School last year with distinctions in maths, physical science, life science and geography, and was accepted to study medicine at the University of Pretoria. One of the basic requirements for his course, however, was a computer and he just couldn’t afford one. He approached M2TD for assistance and the company agreed to make the donation in order to empower him with the tools he needs to be successful in his studies. Many students from disadvantaged communities do not have access to a personal computer and Sphiwe’s new laptop will give him the head start he deserves.
The second recipient is an NGO that provides skills and development training for schools in the Maboloka Community in North West province. Like Sphiwe, Moving for Hope approached M2TD with a request for a donation late last year. The new equipment the Moving for Hope has received from M2TD will be used to streamline its administrative processes and improve efficiencies.
“Access to computers is a fundamental need for both individuals and organisations in today’s wired world,” says David Matshane, M2TD’s CEO. “We are privileged to have been able to help these recipients in some small way and we wish them every success in the future.”