Supporting community upliftment programmes

The SKA SA project has invested heavily in the Northern Cape province, from upgrading knowledge centres to creating jobs and providing deserving students with much-needed academic funding.

SKA SA has helped to bring a little more colour to Carnarvon as they painted 20 refuse bins with winning colours from an annual art competition for the community.

The winners of the latest competition has been announced, through which primary school learners, high school learners and non-learners or adults had to submit a 30-word essay on what more SKA SA can do to uplift the community. The prizes included laptops for first prize winners and cash vouchers for second and third prize winners.

17 teachers from Carnarvon High School graduated in 2016 after completing the Information Communication Technology for Rural Education (ICT4RED) tablet integrated training, which was provided through a partnership with SKA SA, the CSIR Meraka Institute and the Department of Science and Technology.

SKA SA has created more than 1000 jobs through infrastructure upgrades and construction on and around the SKA SA site.

SKA SA has already made significant contributions to the local community, including funding for Carnarvon’s Bonteheuwel Library. The library offers a fun learning environment for children of all ages and encourages them to read.