What's the use of the Internet if you don't know how to use it? In South Africa, many people don't know where to start with a smartphone, tablet or laptop - the literacy challenge of the 21st Century. Our courses solve this problem. We are working to help 1,000 teenagers and adults with no or limited experience of the Internet or digital technology take their first steps into the modern digital economy. We need your help to help them.
46% of South Africans are not connected to the Internet and over 60% of South Africans do not use email. Many people have never connected to the Internet and do not know where to start. Once they are connected, they enter a world they know little about. Does this matter? Yes. Because if you are not connected or struggle with digital technology and the Internet, you cannot compete in or contribute to the 21st century economy.
We provide FREE, COMMUNITY-DRIVEN and MOBILE-BASED basic digital training building the foundations of understanding needed to become a confident and reflective user of technology and the Internet. We work in communities and with learners to identify knowledge gaps, community needs, and the best ways of filling those gaps.
At least 1000 more South Africans will know how to use and take more advantage of digital technology. They will be aware of the risks of digital technology and, at the same time, will use it critically to protect themselves and others. This will allow them take advantage of the social and economic benefits of the digital age. In addition, this will boost local economic development and increase economic opportunities for the currently digitally excluded in South Africa.