Bulungula Tech Centre
The Bulungula Tech Centre provides our learners with online resources to enhance learning while strengthening computer literacy skills. Our Tech Team keeps learning fun and engaging by introducing learners to the endless capabilities of computers and the internet. We have all that we need to plug into the big world beyond!
The Creation of the Bulungula Tech Centre
Effective use of technology at school is advancing education across the globe. However, lack of electricity and non-availability to electronic devices in our areas creates considerable obstacles for our learners to achieve their full potential. In partnership with The Delta, as a pilot project for rural schools, we set up the Bulungula Tech Centre— a low-cost tech centre equipped with 16 computer stations.
Due to electricity and budget constraints, the Bulungula Tech Centre connects Raspberry Pi’s (RPi), cost-effective, energy-efficient computers, to a central server. This technology effectively runs on the Bulungula College solar system, with a total set up cost of R75 000. To further reduce costs, we are using Kolibri, a free offline digital-learning platform developed by the Learning Equality Foundation, as well as shared folders across a local network so that learners are able to access downloaded material, without burdening the school with accrued data costs.
We proudly opened the Bulungula Tech Centre at the Bulungula College in July 2021.