The Orlando Pirates Learning Centre was approached by our partner Inqaba Yokulinda to deliver a specialised course for the community of Soweto. As the programme benefits many students around Orlando the Learning Centre obliged to deliver the programme from its base at the Orlando Stadium.

Over the next month, 60 young adults from around Orlando will be training in ‘End User NQF Level 3’ computing. Here they will learn basic computer skills and familiarise themselves with Microsoft Office and its components. This programme will empower the youth to learn IT skills which will in turn enable them to improve their employment opportunities and enhance their CV’s. The programme is in partnership with ETDP Seta to train young people around Soweto on accredited ICT for basic Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, & Excel which is worth 33 credits.

One of the students, Busisiwe Sibanyoni had this to say, “I find this kind of programme relevant for our day and age because we live in a world of technology where everything we do involves technology. It also assists us with finding work as most jobs these days require some knowledge of computers and how they work. This programme has been very beneficial to us as it has helped us improve our ICT skills and it will make it easier to apply and be accepted for jobs.”

The Orlando Pirates Learning Centre continues to accommodate the community by delivering programmes which adhere to their needs. Once the learning centre has seen the needs of the community we create and deliver programmes which will meet those needs thus serving Orlando and the greater Soweto in uplifting themselves through education.




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