As we spring into the new month, homeless people around Durban now have the opportunity to improve their lives through a computer training course offered by the Sakhisizwe Community Project.
Sakhisizwe is a non-governmental organisation founded by Vumani Gwala. With the support of the local and provincial government, the organization focuses on providing development and technical skills. A total of 55 homeless people finished the training and now have the knowledge needed to operate a computer and make use of software programmes such as Microsoft Word.
“The homeless and vulnerable members of society need to be provided with skills to break out of the cycle of poverty they find themselves in. Working with the homeless shelters used by eThekwini Municipality to house people during the coronavirus pandemic, we were able to order computers and started engaging the homeless and encouraging them to sign up,” he explained.
Gwala hopes that the beneficiaries of Sakhisizwe’s latest project will stand a better chance of finding work opportunities. The aspiring entrepreneur and his team believe this is the way to prepare disadvantaged people for the digital world.