oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - A partnership between education and technology
|Article Title||A partnership between education and technology|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 Technikon Northern Gauteng|
|Publication Date||Feb 1956|
|Pages||16 - 17|
|Keyword(s)||Community empowerment, South Africa and Technology|
Some ideas on how to use technology to take South Africa successfully into the next millennium The key to building a great nation is community empowerment. This means that the helplessness of the poor, manifested in the absence of choice, must be replaced by empowering the community to access information and knowledge to make the right choices. To achieve this ideal, education of various types - not only the formal, academic type associated with schools, but adult literacy programmes, skills training and other informal types of education - are required. To provide the relevant education in an affordable and accessible manner, technology must be co-opted as a partner in development.
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