In Johannesburg, South Africa, a student tells her father she will be a graphic designer. She now has access to a whole new world of learning thanks to a computer and the internet in a Dell Solar Powered Learning Lab. Her father talks about how technology is changing the lives of his daughter and her peers, as he sits outside the new lab. He believes in his daughter.
In his words, “It has changed my child’s life so much.”
How education is making a difference in South Africa
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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela, father of the nation of South Africa and inspiration for 26 year old microbiologist Sipho Shezi.
When Sipho first started at Mpumelelo High School in Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal Province, it only had eight classrooms for its 560 pupils. There was no clean water source, so many of the children had to walk miles every morning carrying heavy water cans to school.
When a young girl in South Africa discovered her passion for technology, she found a way out of poverty for herself and her family. Ntombozuko (Soso) Luningo guides a new generation of students toward economic empowerment and self-reliance with the Cisco-sponsored Learnership program using the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum.
IT Training Center Awakens a Passion for Technology
For three days, Emma Mogodi learned how to crawl through smoke to safety during a fire, how to help a patient breathe while waiting for an ambulance, how to handle wounds and bleeding, how a burning victim should stop, drop and roll.
She manages a school and child care center just outside of Johannesburg, South Africa. Now, should the unthinkable happen, she wrote, “I’ll be able to help them.”
By: Allison Spahr, Director of Material Development, Timberland
At Timberland, our focus on sourcing the best, most responsible materials goes hand in hand with our drive to build stylish, durable products for The Modern Trail. We constantly search for materials that allow us to minimize our environmental footprint; as director of material development, I’m tasked with finding new sources for sustainable raw materials.
Last week, KFC South Africa’s Add Hope initiative achieved a record high of R1.2 million in donations in one week.
This milestone came after a successful campaign for the month of May, as the KFC Add Hope team rallied South Africans to come together in the Hope Against Hunger challenge, raising a total of R4.8 million for the month, and raising awareness for International World Hunger Day.
Part I: SAP Social Sabbatical partners to shape Cape Town’s future
Part I: SAP Social Sabbatical Partners to Shape Cape Town’s Future
This is part one in a series highlighting the SAP Social Sabbatical for global engagement in Cape Town, South Africa, which focused on improving education and digital access in the city’s most underserved communities. Stay tuned for part II, out next week.
Shelley Saxena is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sevamob, which operates 18 mobile clinics in India and South Africa that provide care for more than 20,000 people each month. Shelley is using his entrepreneurial background to redefine expectations about the cost of quality healthcare for low-income patients. Sevamob’s clinics provide critical access to primary and preventive care using a subscription-based model.