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EDUCATION AND SKILL-BUILDING

Cracking the Computer Code

In South Africa, TCS not only helps student pick up IT skills, but also helps local youth find jobs.

 

Over the years, TCS has been consistently promoting IT learning in the MEA geography. Towards this end, TCS South Africa (Pty) partnered with the local government to set up an IT learning center in the rural region of the Eastern Cape. While children use the lab to pick up basic IT skills, the center also imparts training to young women, and helps unemployed youth find jobs. To enable easy access, the center has been set up at a centrally located school at Lisisiki.

In association with NGO Change the World, TCS South Africa (Pty) also set up another training center at Diepsloot. Apart from helping disadvantaged individuals from local communities, these centers also offer scholarships to youth between the ages of 16 and 26. Of the more than 450 underprivileged children and over 100 unemployed youth trained at these centers each year, the top two students are also awarded sponsorships for higher education.