School reaches out to education centre

Rondebosch Boys High School working together with the Qolora Education Centre. At back, from left, Muhammad Yaseen Soomra ,Grade 10 pupil; Shaun Simpson, principal of Rondebosch BoysHigh School; Shami Kagaba , Grade 10 pupil; Jock McConnachie, founder of the Qolora Education Centre; Cameron Ray, a Grade 12 pupil. In front is Wendy Govender, head of IT department at Rondebosch BoysHigh School.

Rondebosch Boys’ High School donated 32 computers to the Qolora Education Centre in the Eastern Cape last April and these are currently being installed in their computer rooms.

This centre serves as a library and resource facility for schools in the Centane District, including Isolomzi Senior Secondary School.

This outreach has now developed into a rich knowledge and cultural exchange programme between the Rondebosch school and community of the Centane District.

“I wish to take this opportunity to place on record the wonderful work that Rondebosch Boys’ High School has done at Isolomzi over the past four years or so.

“Rondebosch Boys’ High School has been a pioneer with its outreach programme and has set an example that many other schools will hopefully follow,” said Jock McConnachie, founding member of Qolora Education Centre.

According to Mr McConnachie, the donation of the computers would make a big difference to the pupils from rural areas who had been deprived access to computers and the internet.

Leighton Forbes, in charge of IT Innovation and Operations at Rondebosch Boys’ High School, said the school would “continually seek to enhance their footprint in forging strategic partnerships with those within and beyond their community who wish to champion the use of emerging technologies in various educational programmes”.

If there are any interested individuals or groups who would like to contribute, particularly in the areas of internet connectivity and data solutions for the Qolora Education Centre, you can contact Leighton Forbes at