The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment, and Information Technology’s Community-based Module (JCP) continues to positively contribute and make a difference in society during Covid-19. Five students who are enrolled for this compulsory undergraduate module gave a helping hand to Lesedi la Batho, a Non-Profit Organisation situated in Mabopape with fixing the computer lab and having it ready for the community
Vian Maree and Eugene Schilz both second-year electronic students and Adriaan van Niekerk, Rohan van Zyl and Janco Venter, second-year computer engineering students repaired some of the computers, installed upgraded software packages for education purpose and for improving the skills of the community. The students also tidied up all the cabling in the computer lab for safety and mounted the data projector to the roof.
Janco reflected after the experience: “It was an amazing learning experience, and we are extremely proud to be able and fortunate enough to help the community. We have all been humbled by this experience, and we are grateful for what the community has taught us. To be able to help others with our abilities is a true privilege.”