Knowledge is power for the future

Published Date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Northglen Community

Adapt IT chief executive officer, Sbu Shabalala, with Ndumiso Zungu, a Zwakele Primary School Grade 6 pupil, at the launch of the first Knowledge Centre on 21 May in Amaoti.

Adapt IT, a growing and innovative IT Company launched its first Knowledge Centre on 21 May in Amaoti.

The centre will serve as a computer lab for more than 1 400 children and 45 teachers of the Zwakele Primary School in Amaoti, the largest informal settlement in KwaZulu-Natal with a population of more than 80 000. The initiative is a joint venture between Adapt IT, Angel Projects (a social investment agency), Africa Learn (a training company) and the Department of Education.

“The opening of the computer lab forms an integral part of our social investment drive. The lab will support long-term community development by encouraging the youth to embrace technology and give them the necessary skills to contribute to the information and communications   Technology (ICT) sector,” said Adapt IT chief executive officer, Sbu Shabalala.

As part of our social responsibility, it is important for us to ensure a comprehensive and sustainable training programme is in place for both the teacher and pupil.

Africa Learn was contracted to oversee all training and it will include an onsite facilitator for a period of six months.

“We are planning to install more computer labs in future and will be using Zwakele Primary School as a blueprint for future initiatives,” Shabalala added. He also thanked all the partners for their contribution and commitment in making this initiative a reality.