On Friday 9 April, Mr Stewart van Graan, the CEO of Dell SA officially handed over of 14 brand new computers for our computer room/internet café. Dave Barnes, our Manager, said that the internet café has been a dream for the past 2 years. It’s a very exciting project, a first in Westlake. It’s a gateway to employment for the people living here. Dave also said it will be a joint venture between WUCT, Dell, Silulo IT and Steenberg Estate, who, through a chain of events, introduced him to Dell. The first computer training course will start on Monday April 26 by Silulo IT, a company based in Khayelitsha. They have considerable experience in running computer courses, as well as internet cafes in various areas of Cape Town.
David Gray, Chairman of the board of WUCT, said “it will be interesting to watch the progress of the community now they have the opportunity to search for jobs. I can see this room becoming the most popular in the centre”.
After the handover, all the guests were shown around the building and all the various activities taking place at WUCT. Eleanor, the principal of Emmanuel Educare, then treated them to a scrumptious tea!
We would like to thank Dell for this incredible donation, which will change the lives of many people living in Westlake.