Our IT Students “Headhunted” By Richard Branson’s Foundation

On Thursday, 6 August 2015, the Hazyview Digital Learning Campus IT CompTia A+ students together with their facilitators, Abna Matlhavana and Paris Moeng, travelled to Mahlahluvana Primary School where digital education is being provided to school-leavers and young adults in Dumphries rural village. They helped the school upgrade from old desktops, installing new software applications onto 30 laptops, courtesy of Ulusaba and Richard Branson’s “Pride n Purpose” initiative. Our students weren’t quite “headhunted” by Richard Branson himself, but they felt honoured to be working with another local NGO that is steered by Branson and his team.

For our IT CompTia A+ students, it was a proud moment to be given the opportunity to put their skills into practice as proof that they are prepared to hit the job market in the IT industry.

“It was a once in a life time learning opportunity for both facilitators and students to gain first -hand experience with computers, and the installation went pretty well leaving us all proud and confident with our tech-skills,” said Paris Moeng.

Good Work Foundation’s mission says; “To lead a focused, achievable and digitally-[em]powered education model for rural Africa,” and we support every effort that brings digital into rural Africa. We salute the Ulusaba “Pride n Purpose” project for the good work that they are doing in Dumphries and thank them for reaching out to us to assist them with this installation.

The CompTia students will be writing their final exam that will make them professional IT technicians this week.

The CompTia students will be writing their final exam that will make them professional IT technicians this week.

The Dumphries community   will benefit from this digital center and newly installed apps on the laptops.

The Dumphries community will benefit from this media centre and newly installed apps on the laptops.

Dumphries Primary School learning center is to add digital into the daily school activities of the school learners.

This team started with no computer skills. Today, not only are they studying to become computer technicians, but they are also being approached by organisations to assist with IT installations and networking.

Good Work Foundation is proud to be producing such young talent from rural villages of South Africa.

We are so proud of our #RuralRockstars.

Written by Mpho Lebyane

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