Two new Dell Solar Powered Learning Labs (ZubaBoxes) have met their homes in South Africa, where they’ll be supporting students education. This marks Computer Aid’s 14th and 15th ZubaBoxes, and 3rd and 4th in partnership with Dell.
The labs which are converted shipping containers create unique learning spaces for local partners, Change the World South Africa, who work to bridge the skills gap in the ICT job market in South Africa. They teach students skills ranging from PC Basics to intermediate coding, and IT technician workshops. Their intensive, hands-on training programs empower and develop young people to be competent in ICT and enable them to use their skills to find purposeful employment and enhance the quality of their lives.
“We all need ICT no matter the industry or sector you plough your trades in. Being African and seeing the worrying economic state our of continent, I realise that we need change.
One of the key changes we need to effect as Africans is to position Africa in the fore front of ICT technology development and not to only be consumers of these technologies. We need a generation that is ICT educated to enable them to adapt to an evolving technological and industrial world, it is for these reasons that I feel ICT and ICT education is very important.” Head of Training – Change the World -Mpho Segola