Social Upliftment |
18 August 2015
During 2010, DM Kisch Inc. donated and installed 24 computers, 1 server and 4 printers to Carnarvon High School.
Carnarvon is an impoverished Karoo town with severe social problems such as a lack of jobs, alcoholism, absentee parents (because of the lack of work opportunities), and drop-out school children who become street children and/or gang members.
The computer equipment DM Kisch Inc. donated was in addition to approximately 20 computers that the Department of Science and Technology had already installed at the high school, equipped with dedicated software to assist learners with their science and mathematics courses and projects. Our donated computers, however, are for use in general computer training for the learners.
In 2012, DM Kisch Inc. again donated and delivered 22 computers and 3 printers to Carnarvon High School (together with new screens, keyboards and mice) to replace and upgrade the computers and equipment, which we had donated in 2010.
Six of our first batch of computers are being used in a separate room by their teachers for lesson preparation.
We had additionally arranged that some of the first batch of 2010 computers from Carnarvon High School would be passed on to the farm school project which aims to assist the children of farm workers in the Murraysburg district to become familiar with computers and to develop some basic computer skills using various children’s programs.
We are currently in discussions with the principal of Carnavon Primary School, regarding the possibility of the next batch of computers being passed on by the Carnavon High School to the Carnarvon Primary School. This approach would mean that learners starting at the high school would already have a basic knowledge of computers.