The joint DST/CSIR undertaking aims to
literacy into the ambit and experience of all South Africans through
the implementation of the concept of Minimally Invasive Education.
The aim is to provide
people in rural and
disadvantaged areas with freely
equipment and open source software,
enabling them to
experiment and learn without
formal training and with minimal external input.
The initiative seeks
results in the South African
context, of research conducted in India*, indicating that children
possess the cognitive ability to acquire functional computer skills
without formal training. The project entails providing access to a
multi-terminal multimedia computer system, which provides access to
applications and information. Similar findings in South Africa could
serve to inform policies and methodologies to introduce alternative
mechanisms for computer literacy. It could also suggest another pathway
towards building human capacity in support of the advancement of the
Information Society in South Africa and its adjacent regions.
the Digital Doorway for the first time - Kimberley Science Expo