triVector places a premium on our role in and responsibility towards South African communities. Our main focus is on skills development and entrepreneurship through the support of Computer Literacy Training and Entrepreneurship Development in townships. To this extent, Dina Jacobs, CEO of triVector initiated the formation of Zazele, an Enterprise Development Organisation. Zazele that means ‘known for yourself’, has the vision to develop entrepreneurs in establishing Computer Literacy Training Hubs in townships, poor communities and rural areas, supporting previously disadvantaged individuals, including orphan children, in acquiring basic IT skills. Training courses based on the e-Learner International Certification programme are tailored for young children and adults respectively. Upon successful completion of the course, students graduate with an International Certification from IDCL South Africa.
Since September 2011, numerous children and adults have graduated successfully through Zazele. The strategy is to establish approximately 10 Computer Literacy Hubs by the end of 2014 that will allow the training and graduation of at least 500 children and 250 adults. Zazele partners with other NGOs, schools and institutions and provides companies and individuals the opportunity to join triVector and become part of the initiative in the following ways:
Supporting upcoming entrepreneurs in the set-up of Computer Literacy Training Hubs through the provision of Information Technology (PCs, laptops), classroom and training equipment (desks, projectors, etc.).
Sponsoring the training of disadvantaged children and adults through bursaries and monetary support.
Providing IT skills training to all previously disadvantaged company staff, equipping individuals at all levels with computer communication skills, enabling adults to communicate online and assist school children in their development and learning.
Supporting the initiative in providing entrepreneurial business consulting to inexperienced entrepreneurs.
Supporting the initiative in providing time to assist students in their training.
Through working with and supporting Zazele, companies could improve their Social Economic Development, Enterprise Development and Skills Development as well as Preferential Procurement status. By training companies’ previously disadvantaged staff, companies could further enhance their Skills Development status while enable these individuals to assist their children in Computer Literacy and schooling.
With a heart for communities in need, triVector contributes towards social development initiatives that benefits poor communities and people in need. During the past couple of years triVector supported SA Cares for Life Day Care Centres and the Olievenhoutbos After Care Centre. In addition to financial sponsorship, the company’s employees contribute time and resources to support these worthy initiatives on a regular basis.