Integr8 IT, South Africa’s largest privately owned national BEE ICT network integration and infrastructure management specialist, in association with Volvo Trucks, has committed itself to the roll out of ICT infrastructure in support of the Star for Life initiative.
The initiative, previously known as Star School, is a non-profit organisation established in 2005 with the aim of educating the youth and serving as a collective effort to curb the onslaught of the HIV/ Aids pandemic in South Africa and neighbouring states.
Based in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, the Star for Life project covers 62 schools and involves over 62 000 high school students and 1200 teachers in both urban and rural areas throughout the province and in Namibia.
There are various ways people can get involved in supporting the organisation. It runs a number of programmes through which external parties – individuals and companies – can contribute. This includes the option to become a school partner, a project partner or a co-founder.
As part of the company’s corporate social investment, Integr8 IT and its client Volvo Trucks, combined resources in a joint project to provide fourteen PCs as the front line for onsite training for learners at the organisation’s computer laboratory.
Robert Sussman, CEO at Integr8 IT, said the PCs are equipped with up-to-date software and components including Windows® Minitower XP Pro, 160G SATAII, DVD-writer and 1GB DDR2 667 memory capacity, including top of the range processor technology.
“As a company we believe wholeheartedly in education as a primary means of engaging the youth and addressing critical socio-economic issues. This cannot happen without technology and we, as a young, vibrant and growing commercial enterprise in South Africa, have a vested interest in empowering the youth of this country to embrace the future and firmly entrench the power of this nation on a global scale,” says Sussman.