CFO Sean Capazorio says Aspen donation helps future healthcare professionals

Aspen Pharmacare has donated 600 internet-enabled tablets to University of Pretoria students.

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings has donated 600 internet-enabled tablets valued at R2.4 million to support students from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria. 

Aspen group finance officer and 2018 Finance Transformation Award winner Sean Capazorio says that the group has continually placed an acute focus on uplifting disadvantaged communities through a variety of socio-economic development initiatives. “Healthcare and education have always been two primary imperatives for our corporate funding and assistance. Through our R2.4 million donation of electronic devices, we are humbled to have been able to play a minor role in assisting selected disadvantaged Health and Science faculty students at the University of Pretoria.” 

Sean says that the true economic impact of Covid-19 on South Africa and its people is set to take a significant toll and this donation is a small contribution to help future healthcare professionals to graduate and become economically active members of society who can advance the provision of healthcare in the country. 

According to Aspen senior executive of strategic trade Stavros Nicolaou, the provision of these devices to students not only helps to ensure that they have continued access to online education, but also limits their need for travel. “This donation will help curb the transmission-risk of the virus as the new academic semester begins, allowing students to undertake their studies remotely.”