Throughout South Africa and in other developing world economies in sub Saharan Africa, investment is needed to educate young people. Historical jobs in farming and other land-based occupations are rapidly being replaced and we believe that an education centred on ICT will build future entrepreneurs and help the economies in deprived areas grow.
Diyatawala Community – One Example
“Friends of Diyatalawa” is an example of one of the charitable initiatives in South Africa which the InnoVent Group supports as part of our on-going commitment to reducing technology waste and our focus on the ethical and sustainable use of technology. Diyatalawa is a small community to the North-East of Johannesburg that originated as a farming settlement. Since employment on farms has fallen in the area, the village has become a pilot for the government-backed Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP).
The site now contains 50 brick houses with sustainable energy sources, in addition to a school and crèche that provide for surrounding satellite villages.
Qrent, an InnoVent group business provided resource and assistance in refurbishing the community development centre providing the village residents with a much-needed computer centre using our reconditioned and up-cycled desktops and laptops which changed the face and use of the dilapidated building.