Schools Connectivity

 

Dipalo School of Information & Technology 
 
The centre has been established in Pimville in Soweto as a social responsibility project with a view to making a contribution towards the eradication of the obstacles to IT training encountered by persons from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Through VSAT, Dipalo is able to provide training on the use of email and the internet. This has also spurred the school to develop its own training manuals. Without Internet connectivity, Dipalo would not be in a position to offer the online course in wireless technology. An outcome of this training is that those who do the course can seek work in the cell phone industry.
 
Thozamisa High School
 
Thozamisa Senior Secondary is situated in the rural area of Lady Frere at Zwartwater. The population in this area is mainly poor and unemployed; and the majority depends on social grants and subsistence farming. Sentech provides broadband connectivity to Thozamisa Senior Secondary School to add more value to the learning experience, to make every learner IT literate and to provide teachers with skills that enable them to use technology as a tool to enhance teaching and learning.
 
Ponelopele High School 
 
Ponelopele is a public high school in Ebony Park, Midrand. It was opened in 2006, and Sentech began sponsoring internet connectivity to their two computer laboratories in 2007. The computer laboratories have a total of 40 computers, as well as printing, fax, photocopying and projecting services. The school services a disadvantaged community, and 70 percent of the parents of learners at the school are unemployed. By providing connectivity to the computer labs, Sentech has assisted the school to provide services to the disadvantaged youth of Ebony and the surrounding areas.