Learners empowered to thrive in 4th industrial revolution

Springbok Lood De Jager and Women’s Sevens Rugby player Chané Stadler learning to code with girls from the Emdeni Secondary School in Soweto

Springbok Lood De Jager and Women’s Sevens Rugby player Chané Stadler
learning to code with girls from the Emdeni Secondary School in Soweto

by MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TECHNOLOGY firm, Dell, has partnered with the South African Rugby Union (SARU) to empower learners with the expertise to succeed in today’s data and information technology-driven economy.

This is in the form of the Boks for Books initiatives, which has been launched at Dell’s  solar learning lab in Soweto.

Learners at Emdeni Secondary will largely benefit.

Boks for Books encourages and enables increased literacy, by giving learners access to a library of online books, accessible from the ten computers within the Dell solar learning lab.

This is a solar powered computer centre, housed in a shipping container, located in various schools and premises that are made available to a community.

Doug Woolley, the General Manager of Dell EMC, said the company was committed to developing human potential.

“We talk about where business is going and the fourth industrial revolution, which is around building economies that are information based. Gone are the days of resource, agrarian and farming economies, it’s all about technology driving business and business change,” he elaborated.

Natasha Reuben, the Head of Transformation at Dell South Africa, added that in lieu of just-ended Women’s Month, a particular emphasis was placed on encouraging more girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career paths.

“The early childhood years have long been accepted as the most critical point in a child’s development. Exploring is inherent in their learning and it’s during these years that we should expose them to STEM and help ignite a lifelong passion.” she continued.

Mark Alexander, the SARU President, said, “We believe having access to online books will open a whole new world to this school, and go a long way to improving literacy in the community.”

The initiative is set to be rolled out to other Dell solar labs throughout South Africa.
– CAJ News

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