In 2011, Tshwaranang, a Dutch foundation that funds development projects in South Africa, launched a computer literacy program based at Drake Koka Primary School to improve the employment prospects of adults in the community of Ivory Park. The lab is also being used by the students of the school. The goal is to encourage ease and familiarity with computers for everyone involved, including teachers. I joined the project in early 2012.
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To support the class and the school, we built a computer lab using computers generously donated by Ricoh and networking equipment purchased from Scoop Distribution. We have also received hardware donations from supporters in the Gauteng area.
Remote Windows installation is managed via Unattended hosted on a central Debian server. Proxying is provided by Squid. We are using Tux Typing & Tux Math to teach keyboard use and basic math to the students of Drake Koka.