Do You Practice It or Just Talk It?
- by Mr Lihle Mbatha
Dear members of the University community,
You have the luxury of being in possession of almost all the basic gadgets and resources required for successful e-learning. You have your personal laptop(s); more than one smart phone; and a desktop computer at home. Furthermore, you have access to the two essential resources, which are the foundation of remote learning, electricity and a network connection.
Here are my burning questions to you:
• Will you come forward and lend a helping hand?
• Is it necessary to remind you of your obligations as citizen of South Africa?
Do you practice the spirit of Ubuntu?
If you do, you will have already lent a helping hand. If not, you can do so by identifying university students in your community/nearby area who need resources to access e-learning. If you have two smart phones, why not give one (to be returned at a later stage) to a student? The same goes for other gadgets. Some students have equipment, but no electricity and a network connection. Why not invite them to share your resources?
Let us do more than pay lip service to the spirit of Ubuntu. Now is not the time to be divided as a nation.
Mr Lihle Mbatha is a Bachelor of Education Honours student in the School of Education.