Awqaf SA has supplied Computers to a network of PC Labs across the Western Cape. This will be on ongoing project. The computers at these sites will help facilitate skills development projects in order to bridge the digital divide that exists across South Africa. Many of the homes in impoverished communities do not have personal computers and this PC Lab project undertaken by Awqaf SA aims to address that need and provide programmes to upskill learners.
Some of the sites include the following areas:
- Ihata Shelter, Heideveld
- Maddrasa tul Madina, Mitchells Plain
- York Road, next to Shukrul Mubeen Masjid, Lansdowne
- Masjidul Rawbie, Portlands
- Darul Arqam High School
Two of the Awqaf SA PC Labs sites, namely Maddrasa tul Madina in Mitchells Plain and the York Road site at Shukrul Mubeen Masjid, Lansdowne were used for the Africa Code Week.
What is Africa Code Week?
Africa Code Week aims at empowering future generations with the coding tools and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century workforce. Learners were exposed to a basic programming code called Scratch and this was a fun and interactive method of exposing learners to Information Technology. The sessions were conducted for one week in over 30 countries where more that 1000 workshops were held and 150, 000 youth and children benefitted