We are joined in the studio by Tobeka Lwana, who is Managing Director of the Do Good Circle. The foundation was launched in 2018 through a partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and has been helping the youth of Mthatha.
The Non-Profit Organisation focuses on educating the youth of South Africa with digital skills, they do this by having partnerships with leading organisations in the world of technology, in order to help the kids within the rural communities. One such programme is the one that they run in partnership with techno-firm HCL, which is a four-week long coding programme for 260 learners in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape. Participants who eligible to be apart of the programme are the unemployed youth with Matric, who are not enrolled in any tertiary institutions. It has been deemed a member of the CISCO Networking Academy and is SETA accredited by the MICTSETA. This programme addresses the Fourth Industrial Revolution challenge, in making sure that South African are technologically savvy.
“We are focusing on equipping the next generation of software engineers in South Africa over a period of 3 years and aim to reach out to over 3000 youth and women in rural and semi-urban areas on the programme over this period”