Considering how reliant we are on technology and computers, the Internet and online resources, it’s mind-boggling to imagine living without these necessities. Schools are also becoming heavily reliant on technology in classrooms, both as a means of instruction, and to equip learners with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to navigate our tech-reliant world.
So when you consider that there are thousands of schools (and thus scholars) that are without any access to the Internet, you realise how imbalanced our education system really is.
The limiting reality of schooling without technology is daunting, and very sadly, a reality in schools across South Africa.
However, with thanks to Change the World Trust and with the support of Absa, school students, educators and unemployed youth will have their lives altered by the inclusion of a brand new IT Innovation Lab at Redibone Secondary School in Mmabatho, North West Province.
The intended outcome of the good-natured project, is to develop a generation of ICT competent and techno-savvy youngsters who will be able to eventually find work and thus contribute to the global economy.
The lab is intended to uplift not only the skills of the youth, but the attitudes of the community as well, because the benefactors know that empowerment is powerful, and small changes can have long lasting effects on lives and communities.