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Technology touches every part of our lives

posted 2 Nov 2012, 06:06 by ntobeko dlamini

Technology touches every part of our lives, whether at work, school and even when we are playing. It is in this spirit that Star For Life in conjunction with Chalmers University of Sweden are the driver of the technology support to the SFL school in KZN, this project has been running for the past five years.

 Learners from Bonga High school.


On Thursday, 18 October 2012 seven computers were donated to Bonga High School at Hlabisa area. Up to 32 schools have participated in this computer project since 2007 in UMkhanyakude District and some schools in Umlazi and Kwa Makhutha.


The aim of this project is to give young people from rural areas the opportunity to have access to the world of computers while they are still in High school as well as to bridge the ICT gap between rural and urban areas.  “Nowadays it is crucial for every human being to be computer literate, so we are the adding value to the good work being done in the school and we are happy to support out future leaders here in the school”, said Mduduzi Mthethwa, the logistic manager at Star For Life South Africa.


Star For Life logistics manager and Miss Mdletshe.

The school was overwhelmed with excitement as learners were experimenting shortage of computers and these new computers are adding to the limited computers in the schools. “Sometimes we had to share a computer during the lessons, because we didn't have enough computers in our school but now it’s going to be much easier, we are grateful”, said Nkosenhle Nxumalo a grade 11 learner from Bonga High School.


“These computers will add value and will make teaching to be much easier and our computer class will now accommodate more learners”, said Miss Mdletshe the computer educator at Bonga High school.


The partners in this project include Sigma AB. Epsilon AB, Astra Zeneca and Etea. They have made it possible for this project to take off, the installation and training has been done in partnership with Chalmers University who send their IT final year students every year to provide the technical and training support to the schools.