iCan Centre affords Elsies River community a chance to be computer savvy

The Interactive Community Access Network (I-CAN) is a public access facility for the community in Elsies River supported by the Western Cape government.

CapeTalk's Breakfast show is broadcast live from the iCan Centre to see the work done by this centre to improve the lives of the Elsies River community.

Manager at iCan Centre, Llewellyn Scholtz, says the centre empowers people with computer skills by giving them free access to internet and making them feel there is hope with technology.

What we have done is we've made internet real and relevant to people and we have also portrayed internet as a demand that they should start adopting.

Llewellyn Scholtz, Manager at iCan centre

The iCan Centre teaches people who have never touched a commuter before to know how technology works. On Fridays, the centre hosts the iCan Google day where community members are taught to create Gmail accounts and do some basic searches using Google.

Kieno Kammies spoke to Lazwell Solomon, teacher at Elsies River High School about how the iCan centre is helping the school kids learn more about computers.

Solomon also highlighted some of the challenges learners have to face on a daily basis getting to school.

The children have to walk through gansterised areas and it is sometime difficult for them to get to school.

Lazwell Solomon, teacher at Elsies River High School

To hear more of the iCan centre, please listen below:


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