MTN SA Foundation in Partnership with Social Development Donates Multimedia Centre to Rural Mpumalanga Community

S Hlongo

The ANC commends the long-standing public-private partnership between MTN SA and the Department of Social Development as part of skills development, fighting poverty and building a caring society.

In a bid to close the digital divide in a rural Mpumalanga community, the MTN SA Foundation has donated a hi-tech multimedia centre to Mgobodzi Village. The 20-seater multimedia centre is equipped with desktops, free MTN wi-fi connectivity for 24 months, an interactive whiteboard, laser printer and other necessary hardware and software.

The MTN SA Foundation will also provide ICT training for staff who would person the centre in order to create a seamless experience for visitors and ensure that they can easily access and enjoy the benefits of the technology.

Effective public and private partnerships are needed now more than ever to deliver infrastructure and support services to schools and community centres.

It is imperative to build an inclusive, informed society that will ensure rural learners and communities benefit from technology, communication services and the growth opportunities that come along with digital skills development.