Research conducted in 2008 by South Africa's Department of Basic Education showed that over 90% of schools had no computers at all for students to learn computer literacy from.
Born To Be Free looks to promote youth development in South Africa through technology , and as an organization is driven by the realization that the youth need to work together to achieve sustainable growth in underdeveloped areas in South Africa.
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Mandela Monday: Born to Be Free Computer Literacy Program. SABC 3 Expresso Segment 2018
BORN TO BE FREE AT A GLANCE
A Bit of Background
Born to be Free was founded in July 2016 by 5 students in Cape Town. Our first project began on Mandela Day 2016 where we installed our first computers at West End Primary - a prep school in Mitchells Plain, South Africa.
As a registered Non-Profit Organization we strive to ensure that Africa’s future leaders are adequately skilled to partake in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As opposed to trying to install a computer center in every school around South Africa, Born to Be Free takes time to find one or more schools per area where all students in the area can come and learn the wonders of technology and how it can benefit their future.
Did you know that by the year 2030, Sub-Saharan Africa youth will consist of 25% of the worlds total youth population?
Born To Be Free is in the business of making sure this large youth population is ready for the future of work. The work we do at a non profit organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges.We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.
Our various activities can be found below
COMPUTER DONATION DROP-OFF
Helping The Community
At Born To Be Free, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Our computer donation Drop-off program invites everyone to assist our cause by donating old computer parts to our organization. This can include but is not limited to monitors, CPU's, printers and networking equipment. Our team in Cape Town is always looking for spare parts that we may be able to use in our various projects. If you would like to set up a time to drop off any spare parts, please click the button below.
BORN TO BE FREE SATURDAY SCHOOL
One Step at a Time
The main aim of Born to Be Free is to prepare young, disadvantaged learners for the fourth industrial revolution, by providing them with basic computer skills such as use of Microsoft Office. We have added basic python programming classes to our syllabus. This has been an exciting addition for both the learners, and the volunteers that teach them. It is very inspiring to see many of the learners go from being unable to operate a computer at all at the beginning of the course, to being able to write a few lines of code within the space of 6 weeks.
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Reinforcing our Commitment
Born To Be Free is constantly looking for volunteers to assist with our Saturday School Program and the overall running of our organization. Due to financial constraints, Born To Be Free is unable to pay volunteers and members of the Born To Be Free team. Everyone employed by Born To Be Free does so on a volunteer basis.