On Tuesday 4th of October 2022 a group of young people from Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality will be awarded certificates, this comes after they have recently completed their basic computer training at Underberg Library.
Many young people in the Townships, rural and Sub-urban areas have matriculated from high school without basic computer knowledge. Most of these youths sometimes cannot gain employment because of inadequate knowledge of micro-computer packages. The South African economy is moving towards a knowledge based society, resulting in organisations insisting on certain skills requirements in order to remain globally competitive.
The inability of these youths to gain employment impacts negatively on the Human Development Index (HDI) of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality community, youth in particular and most often these young people remain frustrated in poverty, demoralized and idle.
This has had devastating consequences, as some of these youths, as a result of idleness, end up on the wrong side of the law or get involved in other social malpractices such as theft, prostitution, drug abuse among others. Many of our male children have been associated with murders, robbery, assault and drug dealing while their female counterparts are involved in prostitution.
The Municipality is responding to an urgent and declared need to empower these youths with computer literacy in order for them to be competitive in the 21st Century.