The JSE listed and innovative IT company, Adapt IT, proudly celebrated the opening of their Knowledge Centre in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion on 3 July 2014.

Sbu Shabalala with Steve Tshwete students

Sbu Shabalala with Steve Tshwete students

The Knowledge Centre at Steve Tshwete Secondary School will serve as a fully equipped computer lab with laptops, a printer, Smartboard and connectivity for use by the 990 learners and 33 educators. This is the second Knowledge Centre opened by Adapt IT in as many years and forms part of a R1.2 million social investment drive.

“Our efforts in this project are geared towards the enrichment of the lives of the youth and local community. We are very pleased to be involved in such a worthwhile development and look forward to seeing learners embrace technology to give them the necessary skills to contribute to the ICT sector,” said Adapt IT CEO, Sbu Shabalala.

The fully equipped computer lab was repainted and furnished with new blinds and chairs while upgrades to electricity and network points will ensure a safe and productive learner-friendly environment. This project was managed by Brenda Scheepers, owner of Angel Projects.

The long serving Principal of Steve Tshwete Secondary School, Mandla Mtimunye, expressed his gratitude to Adapt IT on behalf of his employees and students. “This project shows the value of developing skills in young people to help them realise their potential, which will ensure a brighter future with better employment opportunities.”

Adapt IT plan to extend their Knowledge Centre project to other schools like Steve Tshwete Secondary, which are not funded by school fees and would otherwise lack access to the latest technology. “We hope to equip future leaders with the necessary skills they need to empower themselves to succeed in the age of technology.” concludes Shabalala.