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April 28, 2022

Boxfusion to build a computer lab at Sikhululekile High School In Hammenskraal

Our communities are very important to us, and we are always on the lookout for ways to assist them.

On the 15th of March this year, Boxfusion visited Sikhululekile High School in Hammenskraal. The school’s science lab had collapsed, and we were there to examine the damage to determine whether a project to rebuild it into a computer lab was feasible.

Fortunately, what we saw gave us hope: a rebuild is definitely possible. So we will be going ahead with the project, but instead of a science lab, we will be building a computer lab for the school.

Boxfusion has committed to paying for all construction costs, as well as for all computer equipment to be used in the project as part of our CSI responsibilities.

For Lerato Golele

But we are not only doing this for CSI purposes. We primarily want to honour the memory of one of our employees, who passed away in 2018. Lerato Golele was one of our brightest software engineers and he was passionate about empowering the youth of South Africa.

He believed strongly in education and the power that computers have to change lives for the better, as well as the need to nurture tech talent from a young age in order to address the skills gap we see in our industry.

We chose Sikhululekile  Secondary School as the location for this initiative because it serves the community Lerato came from. This way, we can honour Lerato’s memory and ensure that even in his absence, he has a positive impact on his community.

Social Coding Partnership

We have also partnered with Social Coding in this endeavour, a non-profit organisation that aims to revolutionise the way communities access and adopt digital education.

They will be providing tech and non-tech related training for interested students at the school.

Building back better

The rebuild project is estimated to take around 18 months to complete.

The original science lab collapsed because it simply couldn’t handle the wear and tear it was experiencing; we will pay close attention to the quality of the construction materials used in this project to ensure that this does not happen to the new computer lab.

The hope of technology

Here at Boxfusion, we share Lerato’s strong beliefs in the power that technology has to change the world for the better.

This is why investing in our communities with projects like this one and providing young people with the opportunity to build the 21st century skills needed to move our country forward is a privilege and a blessing.

We look forward to watching the progress of the rebuild in the coming months, and we can’t wait to open the lab next year and see the community growing and benefiting from it.