Community Education Computer Society

Computer Literacy For All!

CECS was established in April 1985 - 31 years of ICT Education & Training

The organisation is not operational anymore since 2017

This website is only here for institutional memory

In January 2002, CECS received a grant from the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), for the design and implementation of an ICT Literacy project in: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zambia.

Project Vision

Empowered people at the grassroots, through using ICTs, making informed decisions and improving the conditions of their lives.

Project Objectives

The following were the objectives of the project:

  • To build the capacity of Country Committees to effectively and efficiently implement the ICT Literacy project.
  • To deliver accredited ICT Literacy courses to teachers, unemployed youth and NGOs in rural and urban areas.
  • To convene yearly project meetings and curricular workshops with trainers.
  • To develop a specialised ICT portal.
  • To develop specialised curricula in refurbishing computers; ICT entrepreneurship for women; ICTs for teachers
  • To conduct relevant research in the application of ICTs for development

Project Activities

The following are some of the activities of the project which have been undertaken:

  • Building the capacity of the Country Committees
  • Conducting of ICT Literacy courses in rural and urban areas
  • Developing specialised modules in ICTs and SMMEs; developing Women ICT entrepreneurs; developing a refurbished computer training course
  • Convening curricular workshops and regional project meetings
  • Researching accreditation for courses
  • Monitoring and evaluation of training courses as well as project as a whole
  • Developing an ICT Literacy portal
  • Building a multi-sectoral partnership both regionally and internationally

Accreditation & Registration