Women Taking Over the World of Technology

Delisiwe Mkhwanazi is an International Computer Driving License (ICDL) facilitator at Hazyview Digital Learning Campus (HDLC). She is proof that even women from small rural villages can change the world through technology just like their male counterparts.

Delisiwe takes pride in steering the students to be competent in the fast-growing technologically driven world.

Upon Delisiwe’s arrival at HDLC to study ICDL, everything was running smoothly, until she suddenly fell sick and lost eye sight on one of her eyes. This disrupted Delisiwe’s studies, but she made it through and completed her ICDL qualification after she healed.

Delisiwe vividly recalls how vulnerable her family and she were during this time as they were also financially strained. They had to depend on other relatives for basic needs.

A few months after having completed her ICDL, Delisiwe was informed about the vacant ICDL facilitator positions that needed to be filled, and that GWF had interest in giving her the opportunity to try out through a volunteering period.

“Coming from an underprivileged family encouraged me to want to study and work hard, so I can create a better future for my siblings. I have never been so proud of having taken a decision such as one to learn and teach.”

Because of her good facilitating skills, Delisiwe ultimately got a permanent position, and has also recently joined the GWF staff choir which she says is the “highlight of my day after practice.”

“It’s incredible how a multitude of people’s lives are changed on this campus every day. What makes it more special is that management believes in our potential, especially for women. I am also proud to be one of the HDLC’s celebrated women in technology”, says Delisiwe.

“Coming from an underprivileged family encouraged me to want to study and work hard, so I can create a better future for my siblings."

“Coming from an underprivileged family encouraged me to want to study and work hard, so I can create a better future for my siblings.”

Written by Mpho Lebyane.

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