The KwaZulu-Natal Digital Village was launched on the 30th of May 2008, and is collaboration between QASA, Microsoft and the Alexander Forbes Community Trust.
The Digital Village provides computer training and employment solutions to the disability sector in KwaZulu-Natal.
The “Basic Computer Literacy” course is a one week course that that takes learners who have never used a computer before to a simple level of computer competency.
Another focus of the centre is on employment solutions. Training is given on “how to write a CV”, “how to attend a job interview” and each learner is assisted in compiling their own professional CV. The CVs are stored on a database and distributed to business, government departments and recruitment agencies.
By the close of business 2008, the centre had facilitated 29 courses and more than 120 learners with disabilities have been trained. About ten people have successfully secured employment as result of their training and many have been invited to job interviews. The courses are set to carry on into the foreseeable future and QASA has a waiting list of people wanting to attend the training.