UCT conducts IT outreach in township school

22 October 2013 | Story by Newsroom

Laptop supportCharmaine van der Merwe provides laptop support to one of Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School's dedicated teachers in the vibrant school library.

UCT staff from Information and Communication Technology Services (ICTS) recently rolled up their sleeves to solve IT problems and plant trees at the Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School in Khayelitsha.

They installed software, conducted a hardware and software audit and provided basic IT support to the teachers. Senior ICTS staff members also helped by planting trees donated by the UCT Gardens Department.

ICTS staff were motivated to initiate this outreach after participating in the ADAPT Intercultural Communication & Leadership Programme.

Laptop supportExcited pupils sang and performed a dance to thank ICTS staff members for a large collection of books donated to the school library.

Having noticed the sparsely provisioned school library the ICTS team then started an internal book drive. This led to over one hundred books '“ including encyclopaedias, nature and technology books, reference guides and study materials '“ being collected and delivered to the school.

"We at ICTS are proud to reinforce our commitment to the University's vision of transformation. We were especially glad to be able to help a school which has been such a great success story, and we hope our contributions will help them achieve their goal of producing tomorrow's leaders," said ICTS Director, Sakkie Janse van Rensburg.

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