Seacom brings ICT training to South African slum

Computing

Seacom has partnered with Change the World Trust (CTW), a non-profit organisation, to create a technology training centre serving the informal settlement of Zandspruit in Gauteng in South Africa.

This project aims to help members of this underprivileged community to develop ICT skills that will improve their employability and economic opportunities. The centre will provide internet-connected computers, training and software to local students.

Change the World is an organisation that aims to provide affordable and quality ICT training to all South African youth. Working with partners such as Microsoft, Cisco Academy, MICT SETA, and the government, the Trust is working to create Learning Centres in as many locations as possible. Initially, the Zandspruit centre will be offering basic PC literacy courses, but from next year, it will offer technical courses that will prepare students to work as PC technicians.