About Us

We are passionate about children, educators, learning, technology and digital inclusion.
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An Ed Tech Social Enterprise

Using technology to transfer critical information to marginalised children and their educators at a rate and scale never before possible. Using tech to bridge the learning divide amongst disadvantaged communities.

The missing pieces

Recognizing letters, writing their names or counting, socializing with peers and problem solving – are signs that children have been exposed to quality ECD content. We use tech to bridge that learning divide for learners and educators.

Promoting digital inclusion

One extra year of schooling increases your earnings by up to 10%. Children exposed to quality ECD content on average earn 25% more as adults than those without no access. We work to bridge that gap.

A talent pool

An educated child becomes an empowered adult. Around the world, children in poor communities face enormous struggles that stand between them and education.

Early stimulation

The impact of learning and the environment during the primary phase has a life-long impact on education and health; income earning potential and propensity for violent and risky behaviour. Science tells us that early stimulation’s impact on language and numerical ability is unmatched

Our Team

Carol Dlamini

Carol Dlamini

Founder

Carol is a social activist at heart. She is a firm believer in the role of technology to disrupt inequalities and to bridge gaps in literacy, numeracy and learning. Carol spent 14 years at Investec Bank working within the Recruitment and Employee Relations division engaging with staff and employees on various Human Resources matters. She also spend 7 years as a senior consultant within the Corporate Social Investment Division (CSI) driving high school and tertiary education, bursary flagship program including , mentorship and work readiness projects. Amongst her successes was digitising archaic processes, streamline projects and ensuring that young people were capacitated for a career in education and entrepreneurship equally. Her focus on ECD access for educators and black children from low income households, comes from first hand experience of Investec’s education portfolio. Carol noticed a recurring theme that when ECD exposure was lacking, young people struggled with numeracy and literacy throughout their school and education careers. Carol is trustee of the Theo Jackson Scholarship Fund (that provides bursaries to children from low income households to attend Jeppe High School for Boys).

Namhla Saba

Namhla Saba

Trustee

Namhla (CA)(SA), graduated with a B.Acc from Wits, completed her articles in the Financial Services and worked as a Tax manager for two years. In 2011, she became CSI consultant at Investec Bank and is currently working in Wealth and Investment Philanthropy at Investec. She is founder of NGO Khazim’lani working to provide career guidance to learners in rural areas of SA, a board member of Kutlwanong a Maths, Science and Technology NGO and a board member on the Global Teachers Institute.

Thabo Limema

Thabo Limema

Trustee

Thabo (CA)(SA) and has worked in the banking industry for 10 years, serving articles at Investec Bank and pursuing a career at Barclays Africa Group CIB (Absa in SA). Thabo is also a social activist and sits on the Employment Equity Forum; Transformation Diversity & Inclusion Forum, is Chairman of the Investec CSI Alumni Committee, a mentor to an Investec bursary recipient and a sportsman (represented SA in Taekwondo in 2009 and 2011 World Championships).

Partners

Setlogane Manchidi - Investec, Head of CSI

The value of entities such as Cell4Change and the possible contribution of technology within education especially given the many challenges around access to quality education in our country should never be underestimated. I am encouraged by the thought of what a simple act of donating a pre-owned mobile device, can possibly achieve when given to those with a desire to inspire, educate, support and touch the future in the way that Cell4Change aims to do. For the solution to Africa’s own challenges lies within all of us – be part of this change!

Cell4Change

A social enterprise using donated smart and mobile devices to close the education gap. Using donated mobile devices, ECD educators and children access important ECD content via our devices. We help them to become tech savvy boosting their ability to read, write, spell and do Maths before they turn 10 and an educators ability to bring content to life.

Contact

Phone

+(27) 83 642 4120

Address

1st Floor, 3 Exchange Square, 87 Maude Str, Sandown

 

Social Media

Twitter: @Cell4Change

Facebook: Cell4change

Address

1st Floor, 3 Exchange Square, 87 Maude Str, Sandown

 

Support Us

Cell4Change Banking Details

Name: Mpendulo Educational Solutions
Bank:  FNB
Acc: 62738211888
Ref: Cell4Change

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