Dell South Africa has partnered with the Change the World Foundation by providing ICT equipment and funding that will be used to establish a Hub and ICT Training Centre for the youth, teachers , high school IT workshops, boot-camps and focus programmes for learners.
Natasha Reuben, Head of Transformation for Dell South Africa, “Change the World Trust works with various organisations, NPOs and the private sector to develop talented IT Trainers, programmers and IT literate youth for successful, professional careers. We, at Dell, through the Dell Development Fund support learning that bridges the gap between the technology “haves” and the “have-nots”. We do this through placing state-of-the-art technology into underserved communities and working with global non-profit organizations. Our action helps young people discover new possibilities, change their lives, and unleash their true potential. Therefore, this partnership is a natural fit.”
The 25 laptops and three projectors will provide 100 youth with basic and intermediate ICT skills, potentially train up to 50 youth as qualified, accredited PC technicians and offer comprehensive training to three non-profits and social enterprises seeking to implement ICT Training for youth. It will contribute to providing ICT training for 100-120 educators and teachers and enable youth programming boot-camps.
“Socio-Economic Development (SED) is the mechanism Dell uses to give back to the societies in which we operate and live. Our objective is to provide previously disadvantaged individuals with the means of becoming economically active and focusing on initiatives aimed at establishing support and upliftment,” adds Reuben.
“Through our various SED initiatives we hope to assist organisations on the pathway towards improving and sustaining the lives of the communities they serve,” Reuben concludes.