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250 Tablets For Disadvantaged South African Youth

by Afrika Tikkun
250 Tablets For Disadvantaged South African Youth

Summary

Afrika Tikkun invests in the future of disadvantaged young people in South Africa, enabling them to compete in the job market and become productive citizens. We know that technology plays a significant role in their future. Whatever sector our youth plan to go into, there will be computers and a there is a constant need to be up-skilled to keep up with the forever-changing technological environment. This project will raise $5,800 for 250 tablets and will bring technology to 2,500 young people.

$5,800
total goal
$5,588
remaining
5
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

The youth unemployment rate in South Africa is at a staggering 55.9%. The current rapid developments in technology will further cause economies to slip behind and inequality to widen. Afrika Tikkun serves the most disadvantaged youth in South Africa and believes that in order for them to secure job opportunities, it is imperative for them to become proficient in the computer and digital skills that are much needed by the job market.

Solution

This project will raise $5,800 to provide 2,500 disadvantaged youth with access to digital skills with the help of 250 tablets. Some of the resources provided through these tablets will include: E-Learning; Career Assessment for Career Guidance Purposes using Knakc; Basic Computer Skills; Advanced Coding and Computer Science Awareness Training; Numeracy and Literacy Educational Development and IBM Digital Nation implementation for young school leavers and work seekers.

Long-Term Impact

The project will help 2,500 young people get access to digital skills needed to compete in the job market. With your help, Afrika Tikkun will enable young people to secure job opportunities and break the cycle of poverty by: Improving academic and career outcomes of young people; Establishing a strong numeracy and literacy foundation for young children; and by Providing critical skills needed by the country in area of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT).

Resources

http:/​/​www.us.afrikatikkun.org

Organization Information

Afrika Tikkun

Location: New York - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @AfrikaTikkun
Project Leader:
mehdeen seghal
New York, New York United States
$212 raised of $5,800 goal
 
6 donations
$5,588 to go
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