VacWork Programme

Simulated work programme for the youth


About The VacWork

Raeketsetsa, a geekulchad Tshwana word meaning "we are doing doing it ourselves" exist to attarct and empower more sisters into the world of ICT. Women and girls have a crucial role in defining and building a digital / tech narrative that will take Africa to higher frontiers. We all have a role to play in eradicating gender imbalances in the tech space and Raeketsetsa seeks to ensure that sisters are not left behind.

Furthermore, Raeketsetsa will champion and support projects that seek to uplift, protect and elevate women/girls through digital or technological tools. These would include projects that helps curb gender based violence, basic literacy skills for women in rural/remote areas, capacity building in the tech space, and others.

Exposing Female Geeks

Exposure of the work of female Geeks across the sector

Female Leadership

Gender balance at Geekulcha programmes

Balanced Participation

Balanced representation at tech programmes/events

Uplifting Marginalised

Women and girls digital literacy in marginalized communities

Community Growth

Mentorship and skills distribution at general outlook

Solutions Development

Foster more solutions, startups and opportunity leadership by female Geeks

Siyabuswa (Mpumalanga) July 2015

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 09:01AM

It’s not easy teaching a group of 60 high school kids how to code and helping them create their own ICT solutions and/or businesses. But thanks to a team of dedicated mentors, the recently rounded-up Geekulcha VacWork program managed to do just that.

Geekulcha runs an annual program to introduce youngsters in and around the City of Tshwane to ICT and coding. This year’s edition was again held at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria and launched on June 29th just after schools in the province closed and finished on July 10th with an awards ceremony to recognise the best performers.

The learners were sorted into different groups according their individual inclinations and interests. The program’s main agenda involved teaching the kids all about collaboration, a glimpse into ICT as a career, business and entrepreneurship.

The group also got the chance to visit South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Operations centre to learn about space exploration.

A total of 10 groups were formed with each being allocated under mobile apps development, web applications, electronics/robotics, graphic design and business analysis. The teams were then turned into companies that the learners had to develop and brainstorm a product or service their company would create.

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