Zensar continues support to Tomorrow Trust with its latest initiative
Press Release | 23 Mar 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa, March 23, 2021: Zensar , a leading digital solutions and technology services company, announced that it reinforced its support to Tomorrow Trust by enabling local students to learn and develop their skills. Zensar’s team donated dual-purpose devices with data to Grade 10 and 11 students. These students hail from Soweto, Alexandra, Tembisa, and Daveyton, where Tomorrow Trust provides support to orphaned and vulnerable children. This donation comes at a time when the pandemic has resulted in many young students discontinuing their studies, and this initiative aims to provide digital access to these students. They can pursue developing key competencies and have the option to learn from anywhere, keeping safe in the ongoing pandemic.
Ajay S. Bhutoria, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Zensar, said, “Building the next generation of talent is of utmost importance. I am very proud of our team’s efforts in South Africa. By providing a platform so these deserving students can develop their skills, we are creating a more stable and brighter future for us all.”
James Donald, CEO, Tomorrow Trust said, “In Zensar, we have found a like-minded partner that understands the critical need to invest in these children’s education. They have the vision to upskill future talent for the fast-growing ICT sector in this region. We are extremely grateful for this partnership and look forward to working closely with Zensar to continue impacting more children and youth of South Africa.”
Harish Lala, Senior Vice-President and Head, Zensar South Africa, commented, “South Africa has a lot of young, capable talent, and we are committed to working with Tomorrow Trust in this endeavour to develop this talent. One of the key objectives of our skills development initiative in the region is to train and prepare future ICT skillsets, which can contribute to their communities, industries and economies. We wish all the best to these eager-to-learn students so that they can create a stable future for themselves and become successful technology professionals.”
Tomorrow Trust works with local partners like Zensar to invest in enhancing the educational ability to bridge the gaps that COVID-19 created. There is a need to build their key competencies so that they will not drop out of school or move through the schooling system with results that won’t set them up to thrive in the working world. Pre-COVID-19, South Africa had an alarming 46% of Grade 9 learners drop out of the educational system. This is predicted to worsen. Due to the lack of access, many of these children do not cope and drop out of school after Grade 9. This situation can be addressed by companies working towards setting up initiatives on comprehensive skills development programs.