As the world has become a global village, Information Communication technology (ICT) plays a vital role in connecting everyone in this village today. To become competent global citizens, children need be exposed and equipped to be ICT wise. For us, ICT has become a necessity – a birthright that no child, rich or poor, should be denied. This is the reason why, in 2011, Sethule launched the Basic Computer Skills programme, both in rural primary and secondary schools and also for young adults in rural communities, in order to create students as competitive in ICT as those in urban areas.
The computer course provides basic computer skills to children and community members and explores the use of Microsoft application software and basic firmware computer literacy. Thirty-two students have undergone computer lessons in Umguza District and the programme is expected to expand to five more schools if funds permit.