Zensar Partners with Education Africa to transform lives of young South African students with Technology
Press Release | 13 Aug 2018
South Africa, August 13, 2018: Zensar, a leading digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with global organizations across industries on their Digital transformation journey, announced that it has partnered with Education Africa to sponsor 10 students from the region. This initiative is in line with the Socio-Economic Development Program (SED) wherein Zensar’s South Africa team works on initiatives/programs that are focused on transforming lives of local youth through education, training and mentorship.
Commenting on this occasion, Sandeep Kishore, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Zensar said, “The youth are our biggest strength and I am delighted that we are able to bring the power of a solid education to them in South Africa. These bright minds can transform the future of not only the economy, but also a nation with the right guidance and training.”
James Urdang CEO & Founder of Education Africa said, “We are able to create a healthy eco-system of education leading growth by providing Poverty alleviation through Education, in a country like South Africa which has a rich history of progress and determination. It is due to the contribution of companies like Zensar that we are able to extend our scope and reach. By being at the coal face of the forth industrial revolution, whereby Education Africa, with UNISA are taking tertiary education programmes to students in townships and rural areas through the use of technology. Through financial support by other companies we invite you to partner and make tertiary education available to a broader audience.”
Harish Lala, Senior Vice-President and Head, South Africa, Zensar commented, “We are proud to be associated with Education Africa through this initiative. Our team has consistently worked with local bodies to drive Social-Economic Development Program, enabling many local youth to be highly employable. This program will help these deserving students leverage more control over their lives and embark on successful careers.”
Under the program, Zensar will be contributing towards delivering education using Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a platform. The two educational programs offered by Education Africa, in partnership with UNISA Centre for Business Management are; Programme in Business Focused Management and Programme in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. These students selected under the program hail from previously disadvantaged backgrounds around Gauteng and Mpumalanga province.
The total number of students covered under this program and association with Education Africa is 30; wherein Zensar has contributed with Scholarship and / or ICT infrastructure to help students learn and deliver the courses they are currently undertaking. The key objective of this initiative is t0 contribute positively, support and mentor these students to take the leap forward in their lives.
Zensar will continue to mentor the students and work with them on assignments. The second part of the program involves engagement as below:
- Students will submit all assignments electronically, and it will be graded electronically
- Students will receive progress reports and they can participate in an examination preparation tool which will be electronically available
- Venue-based examinations will take place as well
About Education Africa
Established in 1992, Education Africa strives to reach and uplift the poorest of the poor. We aim to assist disadvantaged South Africans in their quest to obtain a quality, relevant education in order to ensure that they are in a position to become global citizens and a competitive, productive element in the local job market.
Education Africa’s head office is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The team is headed by James Urdang, who is both the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Education Africa.Suniti Kala-Hooper Operations Director and Fatima Goolam Mahomed, our CFO, are known for their ability to “make things happen” and for their tireless commitment to the task at hand, they are an inspiration to those who work with them and know them.