Internet to aid everyday life in rural areas

(extracted and translated from KESKIPOHJANMAA, 22.12.2010)

Two South African universities have developed the Siyakhula Living Lab project that has brought computers and internet access to poor rural areas. In the undertaking it’s being studied if internet access in rural communities will help to create new sources of livelihood and better the standard of living – and so far the results have been positive.

First group of interns at Reed House Systems

A group of four students from the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki Finland, have just arrived in Grahamstown, for a 3-month internship at Reed House Systems (RHS). The internship is an integral part of their curriculum.The scholars were photographed with Ms Grace Mbwete, and they are (from left) Eetu Vainio, Ville Kalima, Aksu Weide and Juha Pesonen. Given their expertise in marketing and communication, their task while at RHS will be on improving tools for the marketing of RHS, its products – the teleweaver, and associated structures, primarily the Siyakhula Living Lab. Welcome to South Africa, guys!