ICT Sows Grassroots of South African Township

by ORT South Africa

Summary

Training early childhood practitioners in Dikhatole Township, near Johannesburg, in science, technology and diversity training and empowering them with Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
$3,870
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
13
years active

Challenge

Dikhatole suffers from chronic unemployment, no running water, electricity or basic housing. For the few who attend, the quality of education in the pre-primary facilities is very poor. ORT has created the Dikhatole Digital Village, with more than 90 Internet-enabled workstations, trained 2,400 children in basic computer use and is teaching teachers, school administrators and government employees to use ICT as an effective teaching and implementation tool.

Solution

Training suitable trainers from the Gauteng Department of Education to provide the science, technology and diversity training to improve childhood services and education.

Long-Term Impact

Training early childhood practitioners and trainers from Dikhatole in science, technology and diversity training.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ort.org.za

Organization Information

ORT South Africa

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.ortsa.org.za

Funded Project!

Thanks to 8 donors like you, a total of $3,870 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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