Our learning center and library aims to empower individuals through computer skills, literacy and other free learning resources- offering a sanctuary and a helping hand to the community of uMnini, KwaZulu Natal.
To encourage self-improvement and community up-liftment through computer skills, literacy and learning resources.
Our family fell in love with the uMnini Trust area and the people- warm, thoughtful and generous though materially poor. Although a bountiful rural community, the people of uMnini face numerous social and economic issues. Poor educational resources, unemployment, poverty as well as the lack of opportunities and facilities for the disabled.
While these are all problems common to rural communities, this is a community we can make a contribution to, as it is a community we will soon be calling home. Thus Project Zenzele came into existence. Its aim is to host resources that will enable those in the community to gain knowledge through free use of the library, internet access, computer room, homework/project assistance etc. The project will hold free computer training classes for the unemployed and children of the community, but will mainly focus on those with disabilities. Zenzele means to ‘do for self’, and it is that attitude of self-improvement and betterment through knowledge that we wish to encourage.
It is our hope that the learning center and library will become a sanctuary for the community as well as a helping hand.