In the wake of this year’s improved matric results, pursuing a diploma or degree at a tertiary institution is no longer just a dream. Unfortunately, some…
Educo Solutions, a company giving back to the community by providing youth between the ages of 18 and 28 an opportunity to free education. They are offered a qualification In End-user Computing that takes a duration of twelve months. Georgina Mushi has always been a passionate facilitator, having worked for various institutions she relates that working with students is rewarding.
Educo Solutions was established by Andrew Flinders and his wife, Megan a few years ago and is funded by dedicated companies empowering those who cannot afford higher education. The institution partners with training provider, Game Learning accredited by the MICT Seta that provides Educational material. The pilot centre was at the Alexandra Plaza and was run successfully amid challenges, followed by two branches in Soweto, one in Diepkloof zone 1 Library and Protea Glen Mall, both opening doors in May 2019. The newest branch is at the Joburg Civic Centre.
Georgina has been an instructor in all the branches and had to relocate from Centurion to Soweto so she could conveniently get closer to her class. She works with Goodness Masilela who is the administrator at the centre. Whilst the first class students are due to graduates, the course content is quite involved. The ten modules include basic computing to Project Management, Business reporting, Budget, etc.
They are heading to a paperless tuition and develop and app. Georgina hinted that, it is important that students attend the course consistently throughout so they can fully graduate and that reflects well with funders. It is important to note that they don’t offer any stipends. They have developed a cash voucher incentive for committed students that also goes into their facebook page to encourage their peers. Although the POEs model accommodates everyone they have external moderators for thorough assessments.
Jerry Sokhupe Soweto Sunrise News