Connect 2 500 South African youth and children

by African Angels Vetted since 2017 Site Visit Verified

Summary

The internet is the pencil of the 21st century. It's how you find and apply for jobs; how you get educated, or further your education; how you communicate; what you use for entertainment, and more. If you cannot access the internet due to poverty, you can never level the playing field of opportunity. African Angels has successfully installed a computer lab in the middle of our community. Help us raise funds to run it and help over 2 500 disadvantaged children and youth get connected.

$26,420
total goal
$26,394
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

In Chintsa East most residents cannot afford a device to access the internet. This makes finding and applying for a job, accessing online courses, communicating via email, using the internet for leisure and online services - impossible. Over 2,500 residents live without internet access every day. The Chintsa East Community Learning Centre enable people to be connected, so that they can take control of their economic and educational futures.

Solution

Our container based, community located lab will employ and train local youth to train others in how to use the internet for every day uses, for accessing education opportunities, for job seeking and applications, for leisure, for communication and for online services, like online banking. Employing and training locals means that knowledge and skills stay in the community, are transferred to others, and that the community takes ownership of the lab.

Long-Term Impact

Knowledge is power. Access to the internet enables people living under the poverty line to gain skills, be connected and be entertained at the lowest possible cost. Supporting people to gain knowledge and information means greater power, a sense of hope, putting you in control, regardless of how much you earn. We know that people in our community are strong, independent and proud. We want our community to get connected, gain knowledge. To find their power and their voice.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.sponsoranangel.org
Check out our web page for more detail.

Organization Information

African Angels

Location: East London, Eastern Cape - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.sponsoranangel.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @angels_african
Project Leader:
Lou Billett
East London, Eastern Cape South Africa

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