International Relations Minister donates laptops to Zinikeleni Secondary School

Africa: Angel Sibande, a grade 12 learner from Zinikeleni Secondary School in Carolina, Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality, promised the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, great results from her school at the end of the year.

The Minister for International Relations visited her school with the Ambassador of Qatar, Ambassador Tariq Bin Ali Faraj Al-Ansari, to donate laptops.


Angel volunteered to extend words of appreciation on behalf of the class of 2022 from her school.

She promised that the school would use the donated resources maximally to enhance their studies and to ensure that her school raises the bar to obtain a 100% pass rate this time around.

Angel intends to be an engineer or pharmacist. She is living with her elder sister, and they are raised by a single unemployed mother after the passing on of her father.

The donated devices will surely add impetus to the 18-year-old Angel’s school performance.

In accordance with the words of Ambassador Al-Ansari, “education is the future and technology, and science is the future,” Angel has a love for mathematics and the sciences hence her aspiration to study engineering or pharmacy.
In her remarks of gratitude.

Angel said: “We are grateful to the Qatari people and Government. Our gratitude goes to Ambassador Al-Ansari, and the Embassy as this donation increases our chances of passing the grade and positively enhances our success prospects beyond our school year.”


Angel is just one of the millions of learner beneficiaries of the generosity of the Qatari Government, which provides access to education to millions of learners in the African continent through the United Nations educate a child programme.

The EAC align project activities with a country’s national education plans, building on the role, responsibility, and accountability governing authorities hold in ensuring that every child has access to quality education.

As such, EAC ensures that its efforts engage and involve the most influential stakeholders and policymakers in target countries for scale and impact.

The Mpumalanga Department of Education wishes her well in her life and studies and is grateful to the Qatari people and Government for their benevolence.