Rectron bridges the digital divide in Olievenhoutbosch

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Rectron, one of the leading distributors of computers, peripherals and accessories has assisted with establishing a mobile computer lab at Siyakhula Education Foundation’s newly opened branch in the previously disadvantaged community of Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion.

This follows Recton’s donation last year to Siyakhula’s computer lab at their Diepsloot branch.
The equipment donated includes: 20 high performing laptops toward mobile computer labs, of which 10 will be used at Siyakhula’s Olievenhoutbosch branch, and 10 at their Diepsloot branch.

Both labs are geared for end-user computing, by providing much needed computer literacy training for individuals from the historically disadvantaged communities of Olievenhoutbosch and Diepsloot.

“We are delighted to be donating to an organisation that invests so much into previously disadvantaged communities in South Africa,” says Avina Maharaj, Rectron’s HR Specialist.

“Through Siyakhula’s trusted track record of enabling and uplifting local communities with computer literacy, we know that these mobile computer labs will make a difference to many locals seeking computer literacy and training.”
Siyakhula’s main focus is on education and enablement – offering affordable and high-quality computer literacy training, through corporate IT training partner LGIT Smart Solutions.

“Siyakhula’s goal is to eliminate the high levels of computer illiteracy in South Africa, so that its students are able to access better opportunities,” says Natascha Prüssen, Managing Director of Siyakhula’s training partner, LGIT Smart Solutions.

“We’d like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Rectron for their donation and continued contribution to Siyakhula’s various branches. Through their generosity Siyakhula is able to uplift and educate communities on a daily basis – by ultimately expanding employment opportunities for its students.”

Through these mobile computer labs, Siyakhula is set to educate and change the lives of many members of the communities within Olievenhoutbosch and Diepsloot. “We are proud to be associated with Siyakhula, and the work they are doing to bring about education and enablement. We look forward to hearing about the progress and success of these mobile computer labs, as well as deepening our existing relationship with Siyakhula,” concludes Maharaj.

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