Our impact: meet Alida

Posted on May 25, 2022 8:54 AM by

We were able to deliver a laptop to Alida via MIT ReACT and she told us about the impact it has made on her life.

Dear Close the Gap,

I am Alida Mushiranzigo, a MIT-ReACT Computer and Data Science Student. I am one of the people that you have blessed with the donation of a laptop.

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to your organisation for your support. Your generous contribution is helping me a lot in my academic journey, study has become easy now since I got my own personal computer.
As a refugee in South Africa coming from an underprivileged community, I couldn’t believe that your organisation Close the Gap would donate me a computer, it was a dream come true.
God has used you to impact lives of the most needy and vulnerable. May He keeps blessing your work and expand your horizons.
We thank you so much for your support. Your partnership with MIT-ReACT (Refugee Hub) was vital to the success of many MIT Students who got computer donations as well.
[Special thanks to Mrs Gillian WALSH (MIT-ReACT Program Coordinator) and Mrs Kathlynn Hinnekens (Country Director at Close the GAP) who made this possible].
Please know that I really appreciate your sponsorship with a laptop and all the work that you are doing to impact lives within our communities and all around the world.

Kind Regards,


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